tomorrow is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November during an even year,
two-years after the quadrennial election. Obviously, that can only mean one
thing… It’s mid-term election time. If you don’t like the way your country is
heading, do something about it—VOTE!
Before you do, though, do me a favor and get educated in your vote. If you’re heading to the polls without a clue who’s running (other than what you hear on the television or radio commercials), you’re setting your state and country up failure. I heard a radio commercial yesterday telling listeners that “candidate X” is the only candidate who cares about the education of children. Really!?! The ONLY candidate??? I guess everybody else hates kids. Most of the other commercials I’ve heard are just as laughable and stupid.
Of course, direct quotes from politicians don’t mean much to me either. The best way to determine a politician’s
intention is to view their past.
Some of you might remember when John McCain was running for president. He said that if he was elected, he would pull out a red marker and highlight all pork spending in the nation’s bills. Had he done it during any of his 20+ years in the congress and senate, I might’ve believed him.
Here’s another example. Obama graduated law school in 1991. He was making more than $200,000/year by at least the year 2000. But he didn’t pay off his student loans until 2004. We also know he gave less than 1% of his
income to charity. Somehow, someway, the country determined this person to be a good fit to run our country’s finances. (http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/03/obama-releases.html)
Some may disagree with me, but if you can’t take 10 minutes to research the people trying to run your life, then just stay home. Your vote is worthless if you don’t know what you’re voting for. You should be putting in as much research to your politicians as you would your children’s babysitter.
So please, do a bit a research and vote!