Friday, October 29, 2010
Before you vote your anger I hope you remember the last number of things you have done in anger and remember how they turned out. Politicians and their handlers have discovered that they can avoid discussing the issues if they can get you angry. Consider that the mess we are in is due to us electing politicians who have promised to shake things up and never change their mind. Real leaders rely on building a consensus amongst people by bringing them together to accomplish common goals. Candidates that concern themselves with creating division will only make things worse in the long run. With all the money from unknown sources inundating us with lies, exaggerations and misrepresentations, it makes it very hard to determine the integrity of any candidate. I would ask that everyone vote only for candidates that they have carefully researched independently of their opponents' claims. Please remember it is better to not vote than to vote for someone you don't know anything about.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Why do our electoral candidates claim that being a politician is such a bad thing? Isn't this what they are trying to become? An elected official is a politician whose duties include: determining who and how much to tax, determining how and to whom those funds are spent, and passing laws for the protection of the population. Because he/she is an elected official they will likely want to do the will of their electorate and that will frequently mean changing their minds. With this in mind, why would we vote for someone that accuses their opponent of taxing, spending, and waffling, when that is why we pay them?