Deciding My Vote Dr. Michael L. Ford 30 October 2006 I have decided how I am going to vote in the coming election. Some of my friends are so disgusted with politicians they stay home on election day. But I have decided that gives two votes to the people who are opposed to what I believe, theirs and the one I did not cast, so I am not going to do that. And, since so many illegal aliens are being allowed to vote, I need to do what I can to legally to offset that evil. Then there are all the reports of people promoting liberal causes trying to stuff ballot boxes. I just cannot stay at home on election day with activity common to banana republics going on in my own country. The conduct of people in office tempted me to vote against some who say they believe the same things I do. For instance, the governor in my State came into office on the promise of allowing the people to settle an issue at the ballot box. Then he rammed a politically correct change, which nobody likes, down the electorates throat. I am tempted to vote against him on principle. The problem is the options I have to vote for are even worse than he is. A vote for some people is more a vote against the others than a vote for the person it is cast for. But it is a necessary vote to prevent worse getting into office. I am faced with a lot of choices like that. One of the key factors in deciding how I was going to vote had to do with the War Against Terrorism. When the terrorists stepped up their activities trying to make me discouraged it hardened my resolve to vote against anyone who might give in to them. When Islamic groups endorsed candidates I knew immediately I had to get to the poll on election day to vote for their opponent. The attempt to influence American elections from outside the country even got me to contribute a few campaign dollars to patriotic causes. Yes, my vote is now pretty much decided. The posturing of those condemning others for what they condoned in their own Party pretty well convinced me to vote against them. All in all I have to be grateful to those who tried to distort this election for really clarifying my options and making the real issues clear.
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