THE FOLLOWING IS AN EDITORIAL.
This fall maybe one of the most important elections within your living history being a resident of the United States of America.
The 2010 midterm elections, so named because they fall within the middle of a President's current term in office, are being closely observed and analyzed from every conceivable angle as pundits wonder if the Democrats will still have the majority in Congress come 2011, since it is generally believed that election results reflect the current position of the country.
Similar situations are taking place within a lot of the individual state governments as well, especially those with Congressional positions on their ballots.
Therefore, The Free Choice E-zine is proud to present the first in a series of advice posts to (hopefully) create a more informed voter going to the polls November 2, 2010.
01. The Republicans are saying all kinds of things in regards to current events and the alleged (in)actions of certain people and their party. Of course the Democrats are taking a similar approach in some races, but the GOP is definitely the more vocal of the two.
Now The Free Choice E-zine unfortunately does not have the time nor resources to examine every individual situation. But we can offer some free advice.
If you think nothing seems to be getting done by the incumbents and are considering the "oust the bums" approach, ask yourself this:
Is there genuinely no progress on a specific issue because there is true disagreement about how your (local, state, or national) government should proceed on the matter? OR
Is there no progress because one side/party is intentionally stonewalling/stalling/filibustering/delaying things to make the other side look bad and themselves appear to be good?
The above is the first in a series that will run between now and Election Day 2010 under the belief that a more informed voter is a wiser voter.