America IS great.
Always has been! Does she have her problems? Of course – what country doesn’t? It’s a sign that America continues to evolve for her people.
We can’t go back. We can cherish memories from “better times”. Yet during the best of times there are still people who don’t feel it was their best of times – the words perception and perspective come to mind.
Getting caught up in wanting to suppress people for their beliefs or thoughts is a dangerous road to go down – check out history and what that’s accomplished.
Decisions from FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) rarely turns out well – I know – I’ve walked that path – more than once. My take away lesson: make educated decisions. Yes, I acknowledge that sometimes circumstances don’t afford us the luxury of doing the research and an instant decision must be made and acted on. But, when time and circumstances have permitted, seeking out facts to make an educated decision has served me well.
And, giving thought to “what if” scenarios in advance of every day potential situations lays the groundwork for being able to react in those spur of the moment decision-making situations – similar to training military, medical emergency responders, etc. receive. THANK YOU, DAD for teaching me to consider in advance.
I encourage everyone to vote – and I implore you to do your research – be the individual you are – don’t just vote as a part of the herd or because you’ve been labeled as a member of a particular group – vote educated. And, please, don’t fall into the “my vote won’t count” mindset – because you will be making that statement self-fulfilling and have no one but yourself to blame.
Granted it takes some digging to get the facts – you’ve got to go beyond the sound bites and media spin, folks. Consider what our representatives are responsible for and look at the record of beliefs, accomplishments and failures of each candidate and how that translates to their serving as your representative. And, even if you don’t or won’t seek facts, I still respect your right to vote without being attacked, pressured or ridiculed by others for having a different point of view.
VOTE – VOTE EDUCATED – It (YOU) Matters