THE FOLLOWING IS AN EDITORIAL.
To those who this applies:
Being a resident of the United States of America, this fall maybe one of the most important elections within your living history .
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 these 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 latest in a series of advice posts to (hopefully) create a more informed voter going to the polls November 2, 2010.
05. ARE THE CANDIDATES' ADS TELLING THE TRUTH?
Unfortunately, this is a question far easier to ask than to answer.
This must be judged on a case by case basis.
There are a lot of ads right now citing "facts" about the Health Care Reform Act that passed earlier this year in an attempt to lure voters away from the incumbent Congressional candidate who might have either worked on and/or voted for the measure and thus this allegedly makes them a bad representative of the people.
It should be pointed out that in a lot of cases, the so called "facts" are actually from EARLIER editions of the bill and NOT the final version that was presented before President Barack Obama for his consideration.
After all, THERE WERE several alternate takes on the matter between both the House of Representatives and the Senate before the two sides got together to create a unified document.
So if you have any doubts about a candidate's "facts", you can go to http://www.snopes.com/ , http://www.time.com/ , or any reputable news source.
The above is the latest in a series that will run between now and Election Day 2010 under the belief that a more informed voter is a wiser voter.