Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's Now or Never

I discovered the other day that my wife has decided to endorse former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for the Office of President of the United States in the 2008 election. I had no idea she had given it such consideration. I'm usually the one who follows politics, not her.

One of the funniest things about it is that I am currently leaning most strongly in the direction of former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson. I like Rudy, and if he got the nomination I would certainly vote for him, but I find Thompson to be the kind of real candidate that the party needs right now.

But there is so much more to politics and elections than who is running for President for which party in 2008. National politics absolutely shape the world in which we live. But don't set your sights too far in the future just yet.

Have you realized that there is an even more important election just around the corner? Have you noticed campaign signs in yards and in front of businesses as you make your daily commute? Did you realize that, fully a year before you will cast your ballot for the next President of the United States, there is a very important election going on in your community?

I'm talking about Election Day 2007: November 6. Not quite two weeks away, and you would think it's already over for the lack of discussion about the event.

You see, if you go to the polls on November 6, you could very well be casting a very important ballot. While those on the national political scene will be shaping the future of the country, what about the impact of local elections on your community; your family; yourself?

The Mayor and Council Members you elect will be deciding what businesses do or do not come into your town; what roads do or do not get repaired; what tax levies go on the ballot in 2008. The Sheriff and Prosecutor you elect will set the very tone of law and order in your community. The school board members you elect will determine whether your children are taught Evolution or the Truth in school.

Now is the time for you to vote on the most important election there is: the next election. Get out and vote on November 6, 2007. Your vote does indeed count!


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