Normally, I don't discuss politics...and I'm not going to today, either, but it is a primary voting day in several states. I'm not here to tell you how to vote. I'm just here to tell you to vote...for whomever you think will do the best job.
The problem with politics isn't so much the candidates; it's more about how we view the whole electoral process. We always think our "guy" is right and the rest of them are wrong. We don't listen to others opinions. We won't listen; we butt in, change the channel, and tune out their message. Whether we agree with the other side, or not, it's common courtesy to hear them out, just as you would want them to listen to you when it's your turn to speak.
This should be true of everthing. There are always two sides. If we don't listen, we can't learn anthing. Everybody, no matter what side their on, has something to teach us. Perhaps they won't change your mind, but it is possible that you could learn someting useful. I can't count the number of times I've learned something valuable when I just kept my mouth closed.
This election season has been particularly ugly. Insults have been hurled, and punches thrown. All this does is make everyone look bad. It serves no purpose. Voting is a priviledge, one that not everybody has. Honor it. Respect it. But, most importantly, exercise your right. The best place to express your opinion is on the ballot.
Remember to be kind and respectful of others when attending political rallies, and and at your polling place. Elections are a wonderful process to warch unfold. They're even better when you participate. Take my word for it. Land of Lily Pad is a monarchy, so no presidential elections here, but we do vote for our local representitives; those that will, hopefully, look out for our best interests when they do get elected to the House of Frogs. I voted and I'm proud I did! If it's your day to vote, take time and get to the polls. Wear your "I Voted" sticker with pride.
And may the best candidates win.