Admittedly, I am somewhat of a Facebook freak in that I do post quite often, but a man has to have a hobby, right?
My for today is this: Who is in control of our Congress?
I swear, every day I must read a minimum of 25 posts on FB from people who are demanding accountability from our President on down to the guys in the mail room.
My favorite comment comes in the form of a question:
- Why did I vote for this person?
- How do we stop what they’re doing to America?
Two very good questions, and surprisingly enough, they may have the same answer; that being a CRITICAL LACK OF VERIFIABLE INFORMATION!
If you’re reading this, you have access to a computer, thus you have the capability to research the candidate you’re considering voting for; that’s good. But, while doing that, also research the candidate’s history, voting record and declared positions on various issues. When you’re done with that, compare what you’ve learned with what you hear your candidate say in current speeches? Does he or she, contradict without explaining why? That’s a red flag. Does he or she tend to vote more with the opposition party? Red Flag. Look for the red flags, then ask your computer for answers use Cortana, Google; Firefox, or any of the other good search programs to get the answers you want. It doesn’t take very long, but it does take effort on your part.
Please, regardless of your political stance, DO NOT vote a straight party line. Be smart, pick the candidates you feel will help you and America, not their political agenda. Once you start doing that, you will no longer be asking who is in control of our Congress, because you’ll know it is you, the voter.
Given the amount of corruption exposed in our Congress in the last few months, I urge everyone to vote smart. Defeat the lies and hypocrisy, vote smart, it’s your country too.
Remember, we, the American voters are as much to blame for corruption in our government as anyone. We must hold our representative accountable at the ballot box.