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Tomorrow is finally election day. I don't know about you all but I am so sick and tired of the hatred and violence that seems to be embodied in this election cycle. We have had signs stolen on both sides of the political line when all this time I thought we were a country that respected free speech! This scares me for so many reasons. What example are these thieves setting for their children and grandchildren. No, I am not assuming it is a bunch of teenagers! This is the work or grown adults who are supposed to be law abiding citizens. I have had at least one sign stolen. Another went missing but I am willing to admit that may have been the wind storm we had one day. We replaced the one and tied it up good so that it could not be an easy grab and run. You can tell someone grabbed it but since it did not come off easily they gave up and ran.
I want to encourage everyone to please go out and vote tomorrow if you haven't already. We are a government set up with the idea that we choose who we want for our leaders. My prayer is that each of us search in our hearts for candidates who embody fairness, truth, integrity. American Ideals that our forefathers trusted to lead us into the future without discrimination toward any fellow man. Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to keep and bear arms, freedom from search and seizure for no reason, and the freedom to vote for whoever we want to.
The news stations across the board seem to be expecting some of the recent tension and violence to emerge tomorrow at polling places. Please be safe and aware of your surroundings when you go to the polls. Watch for any suspicious activities and don't be afraid to report those to the officials. Call the police if you need to. But most important, VOTE! Vote like your life and the the future of your children and grandchildren depend on it. Because it does.
Of course, those of you in the 53rd District, I would appreciate your vote for me tomorrow. But, if you choose to vote for one of the other candidates, that is your choice. Don't vote for a party though. Vote for a person! Read about each of us and decide which of us is most willing to work with everyone and wants to know what everyone thinks. You should be the ones deciding important decisions in your own towns and districts.
Be safe, vote and pray for our country.