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Originally posted by CestLaVie
Your post gladdens my heart ! This is the first post I have seen about running for something as a way to help make things better. I commend your effort!
When I was much younger, I went to a local meeting to discuss corporate plans for a new health facility to be placed on the grounds of my home town's greatest landmark and claim to fame. The hospital would change the character of the community forever, so I had to go see what was up. Here is the lesson I learned:
The corporate suit dudes rattled on and brought our plans and maps, etc. People sat like sheeple and politely listened. I was an 8-month pregnant tiny woman with a tent-like pink blouse on, not impressive in the business sense. But I couldn't take the apathy, so I stood up to inspect those maps and plans for myself.
I was shocked when I looked back. Everyone in the room got up after me and started looking at the plans and talking about the issue. The lesson I learned was,
People love a leader, they are seeking a leader. They love when you get up and do something, they will respond. Best of luck to you ! Keep us informed !
Originally posted by prionace glauca
Well best of luck with your future endeavors. I would suggest one thing for you before you start your political future. That would be to change your ATS Screen Name from what it is now. "Acid_Burn.." doesn't really bring the best thoughts and it can put a damper for the path you have chosen.
Originally posted by mishigas
reply to post by Acid_Burn2009
To be honest, I don't know you so I don't know if you are the best person for the job or not. Just being an ATS member gives you no special qualification. ATS is just another website, open to wingnuts as well as well-wishers.
But don't take that personally. I only say it to modulate some of the responders who are swelling your head with notions that somehow being a member of ATS makes you more qualified in some way.
Don't fall for it.
But if you are sincere, then I will offer a suggestion to the question you asked:
Perhaps you would care to give me a little practice regarding my stances on various subjects?
The only practice you need is to be able to listen to your community. Ask them what problems they see in the town. And work on fixing them.
Be realistic. Don't promise to bring jobs to the area if you can't. But promise to pave the potholes and fix the broken traffic lights and keep the sidewalks swept - things you can immediately control.
Be yourself, listen to your towns people, and have fun. And listen to the people. Did I remember to say listen to your towns people?
Lies are no basis for a campaign of any political office. I said in a previous post, that if elected, I am the one voice for the collective people that voted me in office. That's what it's all about, isn't it? Listening to the people? Achieving objectives that are in the best interests of the town's people?