Sunday, August 24, 2008

Time to get Educated

~ Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: 'Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Possibly because I have a slightly different view than my family, or possibly because I have been directly affected by many decisions of the current political administration, possibly because I have, more than once, felt an incredible sense of lack of control of my own life for the last 4 years, it has become time to be extremely educated on the Presidential candidates. Of course, voting is a right that we are fortunate to have in this country, so you should always be educated before casting your vote. This time, I want to know everything. I want to know the stance on all the issues, and I want to know the differences in candidates stances. I want to know the VP stances too. I feel somehow that if I can satisfy my hunger for all this information, I can use my one vote to help move this country in the right direction.

Here is what I've been looking through-
As it's been pointed out to me, the home page of Barack Obama's campaign is all about donations, which is a little bothersome, so this is where I have been focusing.
I have found John McCain's page easy to navigate. Although, for both of them, I just despise the annoying bashing of each other. I get it, let us make our own decisions.

My hope for this November election is that we all take the time to get educated. I think we can see that sitting back and assuming our one vote has no clout is a dangerous assumption to have. 100 of us "no-clout" voters can change the outcome. Use your vote. Use it well. Our country depends on it.

~ The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.~ John F. Kennedy

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The First One

I love being able to catch up on people from their blogs. I've decided to start one of my own.

Although my days may seem slightly empty now, I look forward to being able to remember how I felt through some of these days. I want to remember the intensity that I feel toward almost everything right now. I want to remember how this deployment impacts me day-to-day. I want to remember the little things that got us through it. I want to remember the days that I would have much rather rolled over and stayed hidden under the covers to fast-forward to tomorrow. When I remember this, I will remember to enjoy where I am. This is my wish of the blog. Run along with me as we get through the last several months of this deployment, plan a wedding, begin to develop a successful career, and start a new life actually TOGETHER with Mike!

My task for tonight- find possible music for the ceremony. My mom and I meet with the musicians on Saturday to disucss options. I'd like to have an idea before then, just incase we need to make any decisions.