Monday, November 3, 2008

Get Out The Vote

Tomorrow will mark the end to this incredibly long campaign period. Did everyone notice how quickly the campaign turned to a negative smear campaign rather than two people (four counting the hopeful V.P. candidates) expressing what they want to do for our country. To be honest I think they are given far too much time to campaign. They should be able to get their promises (which may or may not be fulfilled) out there for the general public within two months. From that point on, I really do think that the largest percentage of the general public is smart enough to make a responsible decision without having to be witness to mud slinging for six months prior to Election Day.

I hope that everyone that is registered to vote gets out to vote on Tuesday. Not only will the results of this election go down in history no matter which party wins, but the end results of this election is important for our country as well as for the world. I know a lot of people that did the early voting. The news reported that people stood in line for eight hours yesterday to cast their vote early and I look for the lines to be long tomorrow as well.

I have never taken my right to vote lightly. In all of the years that I have been a registered voter, I only missed voting in one election. After watching the HBO movie, 'Iron Jawed Angels' a few years ago, I promised myself that I would never fail to exercise my right to vote unless there just was no way I could. Since the original airing of this movie, I understand that it has been released on video and DVD. I highly recommend it. If you can't find the movie, there is an e-mail 'Why Women Should Vote', that has been circulating that tells the story of the brave women that risked their lives to win women the right to vote. It is a piece of history that I think everyone should take a look at. History was a subject in school that I enjoyed. I remember learning about that time in history when women won the right to vote, but we were not taught what they went through to win that right. Democrat or Republican ...... Get Out The Vote!

I wanted to share these pictures of the boys and their Halloween. Riley was the policeman and Seth was his little jail bird. After Melody got Seth into his costume, Riley wanted to know where Seth's wings were....... Imagine, a jail bird without wings, he didn't even have feathers! Both of the boys had a great time and when the day is done, it just doesn't get any better than falling asleep hugging your little brother.
May your week be filled with blessings.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

A very good post Babe...........


Never Forget that your, "RIGHT TO VOTE", can and will have a direct impact on ALL your right's..!!!

Well, my firewood gathering is about done, so when the North wind is blowing and the snow is blanketing the hillside and I have nothing to do outside, I will be back on the 'blogging' trail. I do hope everyone had a great and safe Halloween

JD

PEA said...

Here in Canada we've been watching and waiting...I agree with you, they have wayyyy too much time to campaign! Seems to me it's been going on forever. We just had our Federal Elections...two weeks of campaigning and then the vote...quick and easy! lol It certainly will be interesting to find out the election results later on tonight!! xoxo

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I voted early so have that behind me. Whatever the outcome, in God I trust.

I do believe that's the cutest jailbird and policeman I've seen lately. ;o)

I hope Mindy finds the inner strength to help herself, and I'll pray for her and Robert.

Glad to hear you're feeling better, Jo.

Love and hugs,

Diane

Juli said...

Those boys look like they had a grand time indeed :)

Continued strength and healing for Mindy and for Robert !!

And for you ((((((((((Jo))))))))))))))

The Old Man and His Dog said...

Yep, Aline and I heard him say the girls could have a puppy and I asked Nala and she said she wanted to go live in the Whitehouse as "First Dog". We told her she was too old.