Ah, the infamous battle between Democrats and Republicans. Are you sick of it yet? I know I certainly am. Especially when my self asserted Republican friends inaccurately introduce me as their Democratic friend as though I am some sort of anomaly here in the GOP South.
To set the record straight, I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I am more of a free and independent thinker as I am quite certain you will see once you have read a blog post or two.
There are issues I am conservative about and there are issues I am liberal about. I have voted not only for Republicans and Democrats, but I have voted for Green party and Independent candidates as well. My vote has never been cast based solely on the political ideology of a candidate, my vote has always been cast based on who I feel thinks the most like I do.
Not all voters think with the same clarity
People will show up to the polls, provided they make it there at all, consistently checking whichever name appears next to the (R) or (D) that they are so used to checking. And then these people never look further to see what the person who they elected is actually doing. I truly believe that if people were more involved in the election process they would be more likely to pay attention to what is really going on. Which brings me back to my post, where people would be forced to gain knowledge of the candidates actual capabilities and intentions. What a cure to the blind voting that occurs throughout our country.
Certainly there are others like myself who research their candidates and make an attempt to gain knowledge of what they stand for, but even then we still don’t have knowledge of what they are actually capable of. Especially when all they provide us with are catchy slogans like “Yes We Can” or attach simple terms like honor, integrity and values to their flyers; these things in no way describe what a particular candidate is capable of. I would like for once to have a candidate actually prove to me what they can do, and not feed me lines about their “values.”