Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day

I Voted...and I'm proudly wearing my little red sticker with the white lettering that tells everyone that I my civic duty and voted. I wasn’t happy with a lot of the candidates that I had to choose from, but I went out and did what our founding forefathers fought and died to provide to us (even if it wasn’t until the 1900’s when women were actually allowed the same rights). If you don’t vote, you don’t have a right to complain right? Well, that’s not the only reason I vote, but you get the idea? I just wish there wasn’t so much negativity in the campaigning. There are studies that even show that attack ads don’t work, if anything they make people less inclined to vote for you, so why do they do it? All I want to know or hear from you is what you would like to try to accomplish when in office. I understand that it’s not even always easy to keep your promises, you have lots of other people to vote and contend with, but if you try, I’ll respect that. Also if you make a promise and it’s clear that you can’t keep it, then admit that you made a mistake in promising that thing and do what is best for the greater good and not just sticking to your guns cause you said this is what you were going to do. Things change, policies need to change with that. It’s what our forefathers decided when they founded this country right?? I was just in the city where those famous documents reside. Without them we would not be in existence as a country, we would not have the rights and freedoms that we have and I think it’s important to exercise that right. It’s why voting is considered to be not only a right, but a duty. Thing of all those out there that don’t have a choice, that can’t speak out against their government for fear of retaliation against them and their family…

And with that, I’m heading out for mid-40s, not as warm as I wanted, but guess it will do, to get a run in outside. But what do I wear…I brought all kinds of options, but might still not have brought the right options for my top…I thought it was going to be closer to 60!!

3 comments:

Kurt said...

I voted but we should never count votes from any State starting with a "M".

How is the running going? What is the update on work, roomies and your next goal for your next race?

Firefly's Running said...

It was about 50 when I went out running. They are talking 70 for the high tommorow. AWESOME!

Ginger Breadman said...

Great perspective on voting - how it's a right and a duty and how so many others battle so much to be able to vote.