Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Yes, vote. But, most importantly, THINK.

I know many people, both liberal and conservative who vote a straight party ticket.

I urge you to instead look at each candidate and weigh their qualifications for specific jobs. In local elections, Republican or Democrat often tells you nothing about the qualifications of an individual for an elected position. The true power of voting is that we do not have to elect a party. We can elect individuals. A true independent is someone who votes for the right person for the right job. Regardless of party.

I urge you to use that power. Even if you are voting straight party, don't just use that one check box. Check off every candidate individually. Even if you take the time to read the whole ballot, it rarely takes more than 10 minutes.