Today is Monday November 1, 2010. Do you know what that means? It is time to start counting down to what may shape up to be a historic election tomorrow. Many analysts are predicting at least 60 seats will change in the US House alone. This would be unprecedented as the previous record was in 1994.
We shall see.
In the meantime please vote. Regardless of who your candidate is one of the most basic fundamental rights we as Americans have is the right to choose our leaders by exercising our right to vote. Too many times we sit idly by and watch as our leaders on both sides of the aisle destroy our confidence in government for their own personal well being at the expense of we the people.
Tomorrow we have a chance to send a clear message that we will allow this no more.
But I urge you to take the time to research your candidates today. Too many times the few who do vote choose to stick to strictly partisan lines, or single issue platforms. Some vote simply because they recognize a name from a sign, others because of what they heard on a commerical ad. In most cases these ads are always full of half truths or in many cases untruths.
There are so many avenues available today to research we must use them. We must empower ourselves with knowledge so we can no longer be taken for granted. We have the power and the right and it is time to act upon both.
Think about it. Based on averages we tend to have less than 50% of the people vote. That means the majority is not heard. Is this acceptable to you? Should it be?
I vote the person not the party always. I do that based on my research of each individual and then I make a well reasoned decision based on all truthful available evidence. Does this mean every candidate I vote for wins? I certainly hope not.
What I hope is that one day we have a voter turnout of 99%, after all no one is perfect, and then we can have a real disocurse of what we can do together.
Join me in voting tomorrow. It is our future at stake and one we can no longer take for granted.