Tuesday, September 14, 2010

49 Days to Mid-Term Elections

It's important to vote in any election, not just during the Presidential elections. What happens in the mid-term can be a huge influence on the next Presidential election. And every vote does count.

We are coming up on the mid-term elections in just 49 days. Educate yourself as to who is running for what office - local, state, and Federal.

Already there is talk of voter fraud in November. We saw how the 2008 election was influenced by groups such as ACORN. Get out the vote groups are important, but registration of voters has to be done honestly and legally. That's where ACORN made their biggest mistakes. There were too many proven instances of ACORN representatives buying voters, registering voters more than once, to name just two. ACORN was dissolved under a very dark cloud. It's too bad. An agency that began with such good intentions of helping people, went so wrong and ended up hurting instead of helping. Did everyone working for ACORN do wrong? No, and I'll never believe that it wasn't just a very small number of people who committed the crimes and made extreme mistakes in judgement that brought ACORN down. The vast majority of ACORN employees were honest, and worked to help people.

If you registered more than once, you know it. You have the moral responsibility to correct it through your local elections office. If you vote more than once, for any reason, you have committed vote fraud and it's a Federal offence. And more so, an offense against the rest of us who voted legally once.

If you aren't registered to vote, do so. In my humble opinion (and face it, it's the only opinion that really counts on this page) if you don't vote, you don't have any right to complain. You buy your chance and your right to opine when you vote.

Vote once, but vote.

Monday, September 13, 2010