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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right, Stand Up, Sit Down, Fight, Fight, Fight

Vanessa Clark: Sound like a pep rally cheer rather than what's going on in politics today in America or maybe it's a great way to explain it all. How does a person in today's America find their way with the constant political turmoil, fighting, and just plain old nastiness from both sides? I can relate to one side better than I can to the other, but I have also reached a point in my life where I don't necessarily need to be "identified" as one or the other. I would personally rather hear both sides and make an educated decision from there after weighing the good and the bad and who "fits" my ideology better. I can't say that one side is necessarily better than the other (I'm trying to show an unbiased side right now for the sake of argument).

So why not throw our hands up and just not care? Just not vote? What difference does my vote make? Millions vote and my vote is just one. That's actually what I heard this morning on the radio from a lady on the phone talking to the DJ. Can you believe it? She feels that her vote really doesn't count, yet she also wanted to complain! Nothing gets my blood boiling more than someone who lives in a free America and has the right to vote...to exercise what you personally want and then just throw it away because of ignorance. Every vote counts, especially when both parties seem to have a lack of morality in one way or another. If you want to complain by all means do so, it's your American freedom that gives you that right, but don't not vote AND complain! Use your vote and BE the difference.

November 2nd is just around the corner. Have you taken the time to know your local and state candidates and their platforms? It doesn't take long especially with the internet at your fingertips. All I'm asking is that you take 5 minutes away from whatever you might be doing and find out who the candidates are so that you can make an informed decision on November 2nd and then take it a step further and vote. How else can we hope to even begin to change the fighting and bickering we see on both sides if we don't exercise our right to vote and be heard?

Perhaps it will always be a fight, but on a main election year, how can anyone not see the need whether Republican, Democrat, or Independent to get out and vote? Being an American is more than living and striving for the "American Dream," it's being able to actually be a part of politics no matter what side of the "football field" you're on. Maybe you're the home team, maybe you're the opposing team or a team hoping to play soon, but whatever side you're on we should all remember the good ole' high school football days and the pep rallies on election year..."Lean to the left, lean to the right, stand up, sit down, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!" Be a part of politics whatever side you're on; be the difference; exercise your American right to vote! Go vote November 2nd!