Don’t Boo, Vote — and Do Something!

Those who have been angry during this election season should be directing their anger at themselves. Your actions — and inactions — have contributed to today’s federal, state & local government. And corporations and corporate dollars have worked for OR against us all, too.

PEOPLE: Government could never do it by itself. What are you doing to improve your community? Who have you helped? Where have you donated your time, talent, treasure or testimony? Why have you done?

Good or bad decisions are not exclusive to any party, race, faith or gender. Get beyond prejudices if you want this nation to be greater.

We have a responsibility to hold elected officials accountable, but we have sat on our hands and let them do whatever they wanted, at federal, state & local levels, for too long.

If you want change, be a part of it in constructive ways. If your elected officials are failing, let them know. Call them. Visit their offices. You have a voice — be an adult and use it. If they are not doing their job, vote them out. Run for office or support a preferred candidate, yourself.

We get distracted by some of the most unimportant topics in our land, while issues of importance suffer from neglect and lack of our attention. We have seen how candidates and the elected will pay attention to what we raise as issues — if we raise them.

You can do something, so stop sitting on the sidelines and get involved. Pay more attention to policies. Even if they don’t directly impact you, they may impact people in your community or family. State your opinions — agree or disagree. Let the elected know that you are paying attention and that you vote.

Use informed objectivity, not party or other biases.

Don’t boo, vote, people! And it doesn’t end after Election Day. Do your job as a member of these United States. You, too, have a job to do.

I invite you to take 2 to 5 minutes for a glimpse of what I think about issues of the day. Nonpartisan, yet, some might not agree - just don’t be disagreeable.

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