Looking out the window this past weekend reinforced the reality that summer is behind us – a hard frost left
Along with the weather, autumn signals another opportunity for individual change. One of the greatest freedoms our country offers is the unrestricted right to express our opinion within the voting booth – an opportunity that presents itself on November 4 this year. It seems that every time we turn around there is an election, whether for local, school, state or federal issues, giving us the opportunity to express ourselves often in this country. Many feel their single voice does not make a difference so they chose to silence it by not voting – but when we do not speak, how can we claim victory (or complain when what we want is not implemented)? Since our nation was founded on individual rights, freedoms AND responsibilities, perhaps we should make a concerted effort to be responsible this year by voting for individuals we deem qualified to lead our state and country rather than simply going dormant like the plants and trees of summer.
In order to participate in this opportunity to create intentional change, study to reveal reality rather than simply reacting to an emotional appeal. Do not act on the suggestion or recommendation of another – be it a friend, a union, a church or a newspaper article. Do not take your responsibility lightly – the power of individual opinion can still establish the course of a nation when concerned and educated people base their actions upon solid information gathered through individual research, voting with their heads rather than their hearts!
Whether you consider yourself Democrat, Republican, or Independent – Liberal or Conservative – we are