Tomorrow I get to exercise my right to the 19th amendment (15th if you’re a white dude) as a citizen of this country.
I have no idea who I should vote for.
I am a college educated woman and cannot determine who is the best candidate to be our next president. At this point, I will vote for the first person to use the words “Teacher pay raise” or wants to abolish anything involving the world standard/standardized. As a voter, I want to be educated. I want to have a reason for my decision and a candidate I can believe in. Even if it is for one little piece of legislation.
When it comes to politics I think I fall in the middle some where. People should have the right to an education and good medicine, but I also believe in hard work and paying your way in life. I think we need to fix our nation’s problems by addressing issues in the home and local community, not the schools. My job is to teach them, not raise them.
Here’s what I would like to see from our pool of potential leaders. I want to know what you have accomplished with your current and previous seat in our government. Did you find a solution to a local problem? Did you help the marginalized? Were you free of scandal that would lead one to question your character? I want to know where you stand and what your moral radar is. I’m not asking you to be a Christian, just a good person. This country is built on the freedom of religion and I’m okay with your belief not lining up with mine. I just want you to be a solid leader. To represent us well and make wise choices. I want to know how you are going to face the issues affecting the average American. Yes, there are important global issues at hand but I think our home life is more important.I don’t care if you are personable and dance on Ellen. If you win the election you have won the popularity contest so no need for the talk show tour.
I want an election where you refrain from mud-slinging and putting each other down. I just want to sign you all up for a friendship club where you play go-fish and learn to use your nice words. Spread a little kindness would ya??
I just want to know what you are capable of as our leader. So tonight, I will figure out who I’m voting for or against because I still have no clue.
If you’ve never been one to pray for country and it’s leaders, now might be good time to start.