posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 10:05 PM
My family does Christmas on the 24th so I decided (tonight) to speak up a little about the coming elections. I found some very interesting details
about how my family feels about the elections and government in general.
Lets start with my mother. Not only did she not know who Ron Paul was but after saying he was a republican candidate she instantly said, "I'm voting
for Obama". As an inquisitive son I asked "why"? I'll just list them fast.
He ended the wars.
He is cutting thru the red tape of our government and getting things done.
He is helping the people in need and making the well off's pay their dues.
Then I gave her some facts. Debt up 150%, economy still in the outhouse and there is no plan for the future.
She told me you can't blame him for stepping into a bad situation. To some extent, I agree, not wholeheartedly tho.
So I asked her where she gets her information from. Cable.
My mother, bless her soul, is a very wonderful woman. Very intelligent and very stubborn. Lets move on.
The rest of my family were split. 35 and under have heard of Ron Paul and are planning on voting for him. 36 and older were, "who's that"?
My youngest cousins were very enthusiastic about him (18 to 22 age range). They knew his idea's and agreed with them. Middle of the young age group
(22 to 30) have heard of him but didn't know the details of how anything actually worked. They don't teach how to vote in school. Had questions
like, when is our primary, how do I register ect. The 30 to 35 range thought the president is just a puppet and only in place as a figurehead. I'm in
that range and I do think the president is a puppet. If you play nice you get to stay in the nice house for 8 years.
Everyone over 35 had no clue. I heard mentions of Perry's mistake... "I'd get rid of the dept of energy, the dept of education and and and the
other one". I heard all the details of Cain's mistresses. Someone even mentioned they heard Newt's story of how he left a wife because she got
All in all, after tonight I realized one truth. What they are doing is working.
I'll tell you what I told them, turn off the TV and do research on your own. This internet thing is really the ticket for actual information. Use the
TV for entertainment and actually realize that's all it is.
This is our future. We have the tools at our disposal to make the right decision whatever it may be.
Happy holidays everyone.