Super Tuesday thoughts

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. If it’s your state’s turn, go out and vote!

Maybe you hate all the candidates or maybe you know exactly who to vote for. 

Just keep in mind that not voting is casting a vote. 

You’re voting to not participate in a right that’s not available in all countries around the world.

It’s lazy, really, to not vote.  Take 15 minutes and head down to the polls. 

This is an important election. Our country needs a good leader who will help change the political landscape for the better. 

But if we all stay home, nothing will change. 

Your vote matters. 

Don’t believe the lie that says it doesn’t matter! This is America. You have a voice! 

Our freedom comes at a high price and our privileges as citizens are the envy of the world. 

I’ve written more about politics in the last several weeks than I ever have…

Nothing about this topic makes me comfortable, but it’s important. 

It’s time to wake up and pay attention to what’s happening around us. 

Stop and (really) listen

Beware of sound bytes because they are deceiving. 

In watching the news, pulling apart sound bytes is how they judge candidates. 

Words matter, yes, but context also matters. 

Only listening to sound bytes will give you a fragmented view of the political scene. 

Research the candidates. 

Listen to their speech(es). 

A little fact checking goes a long way. Don’t just choose a candidate based on news coverage. 

I hate to burst your bubble, but:

  • The news is not always accurate. 
  • Facebook is not always accurate. 
  • Political news websites are not always accurate. 

The best thing you can do is visit the presidential candidate’s official website.

 Start with that information (straight from the horse’s mouth) and base all of your other research from that source. 

This builds upon my post “Say no to crazy”. 

In order to not be politically crazy, it’s important to not be ignorant. 

Say no to crazy

Does anyone else feel like people are acting a bit crazy about this presidential election?

I saw on the news today that a tattoo artist is offering to give people free Donald Trump tattoos…

I’m not saying if I’m for or against Trump–who I vote for is my business–but getting a tattoo of any president or presidential candidate is creepy. 
Here’s my plea:

Say no to crazy. 

Pray for our country, the future president, the election…

Just don’t be crazy. 

You can be an advocate and have an opinion, but extremism pushes people away (it scares them). 

If your candidate is as good as you say they are, let the facts be what persuades others. 

State the facts and don’t be crazy because craziness is not persuasive. 

Politics is already a sticky subject without you adding more to it. 

And please do your homework before presenting something as fact. Just because it’s on the news doesn’t mean it’s truth.