You may have noticed that I have stayed out of the campaigning for the next president. And while I will say that I am not 100% behind either candidate I did make my choice, and no I'm not going to share it here.
Today's the day and I hope everyone is making an informed decision. Yesterday, my 18 year old son asked me, "Can't I just get information about them both where I'm voting?" It may sound like he's a little late in the game but it makes me wonder how many other people are this late. He has said for weeks who is going to vote for and when I ask him why, it's because so-and-so is, well why are they, he doesn't know. So I asked him to spend yesterday evening doing a little research and voting on the issues not just going with his peers. He may still choose the same candidate, but at least it will be for the right reason.
For me personally, if I have not been paying attention - cuz to be honest politics don't interest me - I won't vote. If I have not heard or read the issues that the candidates are standing on, proposing, I won't go to the booth. I don't think it's fair to anyone if I did. I only vote if I can make an informed choice and I'm hoping that's how the majority is. But is it? Are you just voting for someone because your spouse is, your mom is, your co-workers are?
The biggest thing I'm guilty of is thinking that my one vote won't matter. I'm afraid a huge number of us are this way, but think about it. In the whole scheme of things it is nothing but one vote, plus one vote, plus one vote and if we stay home thinking our one vote won't matter it could change everything.