Thursday, October 29, 2009

All Politics are Local

Reports and studies indicate that Christians vote at an actual lower percentage than the population does as a whole. This is nuts. In a democracy we can vote our will and we are allowing non-believers to dictate policies which we have to live under.

What's worse is the percentage of people who vote in local elections and on local policies. It hovers somewhere around 3% - 4%. We allow a small minority of the local population to dictate how we shall live. This is even nuttier when one contemplates that these people (still) have more effect on our lives than even the federal government. Apathy and democracy do not go well hand in hand.

There is an election coming up on November 3rd, and I'm not talking about 2010. I'm talking about this November and there are some very important amendments to the Texas Constitution that are coming up for vote on the ballad. Things like how the local governments can appraise your house and whether Texas government has a right to buy your land without your approval and make you move. I'm not going to tell you how to vote, I'm going to give you a link that list every proposed amendment and the pro's and con's of each and then you can decide. Here is the link:

2009 Voters Guide Constitutional Amendments

Read it, take it to the polls with you and vote. If you don't, I don't want to hear you complain.

See you at the polls.

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