I am stuffed, literally stuffed, with political information and rhetoric. Is your mailbox overflowing with paid candidates advertisements? Are endless people knocking on your door to convince you to vote for their candidate? At night I try to relax with a few mindless television shows only to find more political commercials on the air, leaving me stressed out. It’s all over my facebook feed. My twitter dings with updates. There are even people in my life, I mean CLOSE PEOPLE, that I have stayed away from in order to not speak about the election with them.
I just want it all to stop now. Most of all it’s the tasteless and sometimes vulgar language used that is most upsetting, bothersome and shocking. Oh and did I forget to mention despicable behavior? The negativity surrounding this election is just too much for me.
Sadly, not only can I not determine which news programs I should place my faith in to report the true facts, but every single flyer that fills my mailbox says something different! This tactic of ‘informing the voters’ is intentionally baffling and dishonest to the American people.
This election is not just about choosing a leader for our country for the next four years, but Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Governors, State Representatives and all those amendments. It is such an immense responsibility, but it’s just that--our responsibility as Americans.
There is ONLY one thing we can do on this Tuesday, November 8th.
And once the votes have been cast, tallied and a winner is chosen by the majority of the American people I really pray we can focus on being a “United” States of America again!
Moral: Benjamin Franklin, fellow Philadelphian, was never President of the United States, but he had as much to do with American Independence as anyone. This year we would all be wise to listen to his words from back in 1776 when he was trying to convince some naysayers of independence that it was the proper thing to do. Said Franklin, "If we don't hang together, by Heavens we shall hang separately.” Those words drive home the point of the importance of unity.
Your voting friend,
A little thing I did once upon a time: As a kindergarten teacher my class held our own 1988 Presidential election. We held a primary to choose two candidates; who were trustworthy, kind-hearted, had great school attendance, always turned in their homework on time and had respectful behavior. Wonder what all those kids who voted for President Austin and Vice President Evan are thinking now?