To vote or not to vote… that is the question

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Hi there… welcome back.

No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t keep my mind nor my fingers from swerving toward the topic of the election tomorrow.

Don’t worry… this will not be a political blog entry.  We all have had our fill of ads, promises and the opponents taking cheap shots at each other.

But I do want to talk about the amazing opportunity we have to choose; to select who we want to lead our wonderful country.  Sometimes as a country we make good choices and sometimes we make bad choices… but at least we get to choose.

It’s sort of like a grander version of our personal life.  We reap the benefits of well thought out decisions and suffer the consequences of…. Uh…. Shall we say… not so good decisions.

Now the only troubling thing is if you are trying to make a good decision (in your opinion) but the majority of the population are made up of stupid people who have a different opinion.

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In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
-  Peter Ustinov

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Frankly I don’t want stupid people making decisions that affect me.  But strangely enough, people on the other side of the aisle are saying the same thing.

They actually think that I am a stouped person… go figure.

I can see it now on Wednesday morning, about 51% of the population will be ecstatic while the other 49% will be pissed because their candidate did not win.

So what do you do if you happen to be one of the brilliant 49%?  You continue to love our country and work harder to make it better.

Yep, no matter how distasteful, we have to support the decision.

Now in full disclosure, if my candidate doesn’t win it will probably take me a month or two to work through my depression.  But I do believe that it is important to support the office of President.

Once again, regardless of who wins or looses… I would rather live in a country where at least we have the opportunity to choose.

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Democracy makes us articulate our views, defend them, and refine them.
- Lee H. Hamilton

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I think Lee Hamilton hit the nail on the head.  Democracy forces us to work at and define what we believe.  It forces us to articulate with clarity our stand on issues.

There is no question Democracy can be messy… especially during election time.

But I would not want it any other way.

Hopefully you will be one of the ecstatic 51% on Wednesday.  If not… support the President and work to make it better.

Ciao.

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