OK, no photos today for two reasons. 1) I am sick and don't plan on being on this computer for long. My husband has had a virus or something for the past several days, and I guess it is now my turn. It was inevitable after all. 2) I have an election rant that really needs no photos.
I'm sure you've seen the yard signs that invariably dot our landscape this time of year. They are every where. Signs for candidates running for congress, governor, president. You can't get away from them it seems. Well, maybe you can....
Our county, along with others around the country from what I've seen on the internet, is suffering from a rash of silly and juvenile thefts. Lawn signs are disappearing from yards every where. (Mine walked off yesterday, within 6 hours of my putting it up.) The only reason I can think of for someone to do this, is they are afraid their candidate just isn't going to make it, so they feel a need to keep the other candidate's name out of it as much as possible.
I live in an area that is probably near the buckle of the Bible belt. So many people here are very devout in their beliefs, and to me that makes this bit of thievery all the more appalling. "Thou shalt not steal," right? Not "Thou shall not steal unless it's a lawn sign for the candidate you are voting against."
Well, whoever stole my lawn sign isn't going to stop me from wearing my buttons or putting up my stickers. (Put one on my mailbox as soon as I saw the sign missing as a matter of fact.) They aren't going to stop me from voting for the person I feel is best for the job. And obviously they aren't going to stop me from running my mouth. (Besides this blog entry, I've written a letter to the editor of our local paper and am searching for other places to "hit" as well.) Seems to me their energy could be spent in much more productive ways. And as I said in my letter to the paper, I hope that if their candidate wins, he respects my right to freedom of speech more than they seem to.
It doesn't matter who you're voting for, I just hope you vote. This is already a history making election, and our next president will be making history again just by being elected. (No matter who it is.) And even if it's my candidate, I'm sure I'll complain about him at some time. We all do. That's also a part of our FREEDOM OF SPEECH.