Today is Election Day, which is one of my favorite “non-holiday days that still gets its own day on the calendar” days. Actually, it’s probably my favorite in that category. I love to vote. I was looking forward to getting to vote by the time I was a little kid. Probably the only time I didn’t know if I wanted to vote was when I was a baby, and possibly when I was about 8 because that was around the time that Guy Hunt was indicted. I had actually voted for him (be in shock at me voting for a Republican when there was someone else running against him) in a mock election because I thought that he was honest and good for the state. Then, he let the state down by being so far from what I expected from him. So, I was a bit disillusioned with politics when I was 8. I felt like I couldn’t trust anyone running to be honest, which is true of almost any politician, but I didn’t realize that then. I was young and more naive than I am now.
Okay, I am totally digressing, which isn’t good. I just wanted to encourage people to get out and vote. I am not going to encourage you to vote for my candidate because that would disregard the other candidates running. I just want people to vote their conscience. Of course, I would prefer that you don’t vote for any candidate/party that encourages hate speech/actions, which I don’t believe is true of the major parties, but you never know with the others unless you’ve researched the candidate you’re voting for. (I would hope that you have done this before casting a ballot.)