Monday, November 03, 2008


"Why You Should Vote" by Candice of MA...
The election is upcoming. So what? You've ignored elections before; you'll do it again. What's the difference? Red or Blue, Republican or Democrat, election after election, things seem the same. Most people and parties merge into one mass of inefficient self-seekers once they get elected. They have no impact on your life, no matter who wins or loses. You don't count.

Wrong! And you'll never be right unless by your apathy you, and others like you, finally become the dominant non-force in elections. But just as you and your soul mates can, by inaction, confirm your ineffectiveness so also can you become a powerful force for good by getting off your duffs and, one by one, expressing your outrage at the polls.

Who wins does impact your life. Your vote can make a difference.

Whatever your position is – and we don’t promote any specific candidate, you have to ask yourself the following questions:

1. Who is better as commander in chief of the country

2. Who can run the economy better? And who can get us out of the financial mess we are in?
(According to non-partisan financial experts, as opposed to the “talking heads”, both parties are responsible -- the beginning of the mortgage crisis went back to a Democratic president and a Republican Congress, which pushed financial institutions to loan money for
homes to people who could not afford them)

3. Who has the Foreign Policy expertise you believe will protect and guide us in these difficult and uncertain times of mounting terrorist threats?

4. Who has the policies and leadership that promotes the ideas most closely related to your beliefs

Einstein said that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is a test of insanity. Do you qualify? So go out and vote. Urging you to get out and vote tomorrow.


Winifred said...

It's right every vote counts.

It's not easy making these kind of decisions especially as they have global consequences.

However people fought to get us the right to vote and so we owe it to them to use it. You can't complain in the future if you don't vote now can you.

Renie Burghardt said...

Voting is a right we all should exercise! I am going to vote in the morning. Fortunately, I vote at our Volunteer Fire Department. No lines, just a few friendly neighbors to say Hi to, as I go in and out within a few minutes.

Have a good evening, Patty.