As American’s we have a Responsibility to guide our country (meaning our politicians), so they do what is right: right for us, our families and our nation – in that order. Note: I did not say ‘do what is right for the politicians’.
Often we feel we have no effect on the needed guidance and influence in ensuring the country moves in the direction we believe it should be heading. Remember there have been times historically when issues were decided by extremely thin margins.
Voting may seem too time-consuming and inconvenient; we have better things to do. We become apathetic and uncaring. When an election is not to our liking we may even become angry.
Ballots have a great many local issues on them. Issues which can be just as important as those of national concern. If you didn’t vote then don’t complain.
You can always vote by absentee ballot if time is an obstacle – it’s what I do.
Politicians are like our ‘children’, and as ‘Parents’ it is up to us to show them the way. To teach them right from wrong as it were.
The 2016 election cycles have been, and continue to be, particularly troubling for us. If we become jaded doubt creeps in and we feel like saying ‘What is the use’?
Remember exaggerations and misstatements will be made by both sides of the issues, not because they are right or wrong but merely to woo you to their side. This presidential campaign is shaping up to be a critical election year for our country.
While not always agreeing with those who profess to be political experts I take my responsibility as a citizen seriously. Responsibility to express my pleasure, or conversely my displeasure, by casting my vote, and encouraging other folks to do the same when the time comes.
It’s clear WE need to make changes in the way things are done. I hope you can, and will, step up to your responsibility to make your voice heard by exercising your right to vote.
Recently, while watching Nicolas Cage’s movie, ‘National Treasure,’ I thought about something. National Treasure was about finding a treasure and returning those objects to their rightful owners – The World!
I think so many of us don’t realize how much the world as a whole looks to us for direction. The tasks we need to do and how we accomplish those them is the treasure we have to give to the world.
I believe this: “no one person, no proposition, etc. can garner my vote if I do not explicitly trust in them”.
Age, Gender, Red State, Blue State, – Don’t let others put you in one of these boxes – unless you wish to be in one! Always vote what you believe to be the right path not what someone said too