OK, really people…This year’s primary election voter turnout set record lows across the country…but there are millions of Americans who sure know how to complain!
In my eyes, every 2 years we hold the most important elections in America: Congressional Elections.
Which means every other year we have a chance to change our policymakers.
So why do we wait for Presidential Elections to come out and vote, treating candidates like rockstars, while Congressional elections quietly slip by unnoticed?
Especially when Congress shapes the poilcies that dictate your life!
Whether you know it or not, YOU are the most powerful piece on the political chessboard: the Voter.
Yes, as pawns, we are often manipulated and overlooked by our more “decorated” boardmates, however…
There are more of us.
Plus, they have to get through us in order to achieve the ultimate prize.
My brilliant wife (I’m required by law to say this…just kidding, hun) and I actually had a discussion about this on Election Day.
She doesn’t…for a logical reason.
She remembers the days of her youth when the candidates used to canvass the neighborhoods to actually TALK to voters and listen to their issues. We actually knew a candidate’s position on an issue BEFORE we voted for them because we heard it from the horse’s mouth, instead of a third party media outlet. These days, you have to Google and research a candidate in order to find out where they stand.
If your incumbent or hopeful City Councilman, state or U.S. Congressman or Senator is not holding Town Hall meetings and communicating with his constituents on a regular basis, in the words of the infamous Hermann Cain…
Shame on you for allowing a stranger to represent the people of your community! The values of your community should be properly represented at City Hall, your State Capital, or Washington, D.C. Politicians should be held accountable for any proposed measures and/or ballots cast that does not reflect the will of their constituents. In other words…
Vote their sorry a@$es out!
I’ll bet there will be a record amount of Town Hall meetings next cycle.