Mid-term elections are generally low key events. Voter turnout is often low and the electorate could be termed as, well, “sleepy” in their response. November 2010 is different, however, and even the primaries leading up to the November election have a real feel of importance.
Arkansas has already started the early voting for their primary which is on the 18th of May. There are many good candidates and it can be a little confusing. It is so important, though, to educate ourselves about the positions that these candidates have. We need real conservatives who are willing to stand up and be counted. Those types are few and far between, but they are out there. So, what can we do to find out where these candidates stand? Here’s a few ideas:
1. Get a copy of the ballet to find out who you will be voting on.
2. Go to their websites and find out what their positions are.
3. If they have a legislative track record, look at their key votes on the issues that matter to you.
4. Use resources such as interviews that they have given to the press.
5. Call their campaign office if you need an answer to what their position is on an issue.
6. Make absolutely sure that you are registered to vote.
So, what’s at stake? The future of our country! Right now, the left is pushing as fast and as far as they can to move our country closer to socialism. We need to send a powerful message in 2010 in order to even slow them down. So, if you love your country, take the time to get involved and don’t just stop with yourself. Talk to your friends. Take people to the polls who have a hard time getting out. The ability to vote is our constitutional responsibility and our privilege. This year, it’s the way to save our country. This year it matters more than ever. Don’t forget to VOTE!