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Friday, January 15, 2016

The Long Reach of the Ballot

Do you find yourself putting out fires, or  starting them? What or who tends to tie you up in knots? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 372).

In great matters of state, it would be ridiculous to say that I have a commanding presence. In all such matters, like many other citizens, I feel very restricted – “tied up in knots” if you will.  To the extent that affairs of state are in towering flames, I seem to possess only a toy sandbox bucket with which to extinguish them. This contrasts greatly with matters in my personal life. Here I sense a good deal of control. Fortunately within this private realm lies the ballot. I have strict control over whom I will vote for, and it looks like this coming November citizens will have definite choices to make. In the old days it was said that the Democratic and Republican parties were Tweedledee and Tweedledum with little difference between them. That is certainly not true now.  On November 4th I will seize control of my ballot and with split-second panache  make a private yet public difference.

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