Grow your political knowledge

Perhaps you are a person who doesn’t believe the hype of either candidate and are having a problem with the limited choice of selecting the “lesser of two evils.” Remember, there is much more on the ballot than two candidates for the White House. In two years, another round of important elections will take place for City Council, School Board, Governor, House Representative, and Senate seats. These decisions directly affect what happens right in your own back yard. Literally.

My advice? Select an issue that is important to you. It doesn’t matter if it is education, local taxes, environmental sustainability, or the economy. Follow that issue in your local area. Pay close attention to the key players on these issues and watch how they vote, if they are consistent, and whether you agree with their decisions. This will empower you to be informed beyond the talking points of the next election cycle and hold candidates accountable if and when they recant later. It will also provide greater context for propositions on the ballot. As my father used to remind me often growing up, “Knowledge is Power.”

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  1. I am glad the election is over! There is so much going on in the country right now. And I am looking already to 2014 elections and what I can do to be informed moving forward….lets get it

  2. It’s funny, I was talking to my mother this morning and she claimed she made it a point to vote for the “lesser of 2 evils”. This was an important decision for those who made the choice to be involved. Even though you were not involved this still effects you. Personally I trust to see the promises that President Obama set forth when he was elected 4 years ago. Many of the decisions he made I am not agreement with, but at the same time I would like to take the time and give him time to continue with his vision of creating a better USA. The most effective thing we can all do as a nation is pray for this president, our country and ourselves. That we move forward a 1

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