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

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