Today we participated in the County Convention for our political party. During County Convention, we elected delegates to the District and State Conventions. We also adopted a few more planks to our platform. It feels good to be involved in the political process.
Growing up my mom dutifully served on the local election board and worked the polls each general and primary election. However, I was never involved in politics of any sort. I don't remember when I first voted but I don't think it was until after I was married 20 years ago. Since getting married, to someone who is involved in politics, I have become immersed in the process. Participating in local and state events, campaigns and even working on getting bills introduced into the state legislature.
I will not be one of those who complain about the system, then don't do anything to change it. We get what we deserve, when we let others participate in the process and sit idly by. The presidential election this year is far from decided. There is still time to get involved. Campaign for the cause you are interested in. Help a candidate that you support and believe in his/her ideas. If nothing else, get a yard sign, or write a letter to the editor, share your thoughts in a blog post. If everyone got involved, we wouldn't be in the huge mess the federal government is in fiscally. For too many years and generations, we have abdicated our responsibilities with regards to civics and we see what is coming down the pike for our children and future grandchildren. It is time to get involved.