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One of the things Americans pride themselves in most is our system of government. We all can take part by rallying and voting for what we believe in as the issues are presented to us on the ballots. What many Americans don’t understand, however, is that it doesn’t take an established politician to put an idea forward that might make a huge difference in the everyday lives of everyday people.

My little brother, Ben, is a zoo. You can’t move in our house without falling over one of his creatures. “Pets” he calls them, but they’re not proper pets like cats or dogs. He’s had silkworms, lizards, tadpoles, frogs, and stick insects. None of us knows what he’ll bring home next.