Early voting began Monday here in Texas for the upcoming November "mid-term" elections.
And now for my soapbox...
A lot of people don't care about voting. They think that their vote doesn't matter, so why bother. When only a small percentage of the population votes, however, the smallest segment of the populace decides something so important as WHO runs the schools, the cities, the state, and the country. That is a scary thought.
I'm one of those people who truly feels that it really doesn't matter who our president is... George Bush, Hilary Clinton, heck, Libby Dole... It really doesn't matter. The President gets blamed for everything that goes wrong and Congress takes credit for everything that goes right and in my opinion, it's time to fire everyone and start over with non-politicians (but hey, that's just me!).
Whether you are a Republican, a Democrat, a Libertarian, Green (or magenta or blue for that matter!), or whatever, each election is YOUR time for YOUR voice to be counted. And remember, that we're not just voting for national issues, but also local ones. So your voice DOES matter. YOU have the power to say "YES" or "NO" to spending, taxing, waste, and, well, everything. Each of us has a voice. Let's use it in the coming two weeks to be heard.
And I have one tiny little rant... We all have our personal beliefs and moral codes. Using these beliefs, we decide which people are best to represent us in government. I contend that you are NOT stupid for not agreeing with my choices as you are not me and you have your own opinion. Please extend that courtesy to those who disagree with you, because really, we all want the same thing... A better country for our children and families... We just may disagree on who is best to make it happen.
Peace out and VOTE!