On Tuesday November 6th you will get the opportunity to exercise a right that for some was a hard fought battle to gain. I am sure by now we are all a little tired of the plethora of phone calls and the mailboxes full of propaganda for the candidates, I know I am. I knew who I was going to vote for long before the final push, but I know some still seem undecided.
Today I got to hear a message that made sense and I would like to pass it along. Forget your party affiliation....go read the platforms of the candidates, each of them. Now for sure there will be some silliness in each because that is just an inherent part of politics, but take a look at which candidates share the most ideas and ideals that match up with yours. If you are spiritual, don't look at what religion a person practices, but make sure that if, for instance you follow Biblical principles that the candidate that you vote for lines up with (voting record) the principles you hold dear.
That message along with taking a good look at experience and how a person handles themselves. Make sure that when they make a statement that they can back it up with evidence. Don't fall for the "I did this" statements when there is no possible way that they could have effected what they stated to be true. Make sure that they have handled themselves while in their present position or office with aplomb and dignity. Then maybe even take a look at the fliers and cards that flooded our mailboxes and see if their campaigns have conducted themselves above board making sure that they didn't find a loophole to sneak into.
Along with deciding who will be the leader of the nation, we also have local races that are just as important. Here in Downingtown we will vote for our Representative in Harrisburg and our Congressman as well. Make sure that when you fill in that dot that your candidate is not all flash, lights, smoke and mirrors, but has substance, leadership ability and experience.