All right, my fellow US citizens! As you may or may not know, Election Day is next week. Tuesday, November 2, to be exact.
A lot of us tend to miss out on these off-year elections, because there’s nothing important to vote for.
Or, so we tell ourselves.
But, these days, in the current political climate in which we find ourselves, I believe every election is important.
For example, school board elections. We usually think of those as yawners, but I’ve been reading lately about school board members being intimidated, even threatened, by people with a specific agenda. Many of those school board members end up resigning as a result, leaving open positions on the board, which the intimidators then seek to fill themselves.
We must be aware of any such activity in our individual school districts, and do what we can to prevent the bullies from forcing their misguided, dangerous agenda on our communities.
Or perhaps, there are other public offices up for election where you live. Or, like here in Texas, some amendments to our state Constitution to approve. (Or reject.)
Whatever the case, do not ignore your opportunity, and civic duty, to vote next week. Or earlier, if you have the chance. Find out what’s on your ballot, go do a little homework, and vote intelligently.
I know, this wasn’t a very exciting post, but I truly believe it’s an important topic. Our democracy is being threatened, right down to the local level. The preservation of it is in our hands, now.