Sunday, October 31, 2010


Another mid-term voting season is about to come to an end. Please vote, if you haven't taken advantage of early voting, on Tuesday, November 2.

Voting insures that this remains a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Vote based on your own beliefs not those of the fear mongers of both parties. Am I happy with how the last 2 years have gone? Not entirely. I feel that opportunities were missed and others bungled. However, I voted based on my understanding of the issues and not on the photo ops and sound bites presented on the news.

However, we only have ourselves to blame for the current economic situation. We have become accustomed to instant gratification. Fast, unhealthy food, which is not cheap, instead of patronizing local farmers markets or attempting to grow our own. The latest of everything, phones, cars, computers, even though we don't understand how everything works. The latest round of auto recalls should be giving all of us concern that shoddy workmanship and lack of attention to detail has grown. Instead of wearing things out by using them, we throw them away when marketing tells us to no longer be satisfied with what we have.

The economic downturn has forced a lot of people to rethink what is really important and it is not the newest car on the block, the biggest tv or any other material item. It is having a home to live in, any home; having a car, even if it is 10 years old as long as it runs and most of all, having a job.

So vote on Tuesday. Vote as if the rest of your life depended upon it because it just might.