Thursday, October 25, 2012

Absentee Ballot

As you all know, it's election season again.  Whether you live in The US or abroad, like myself, it's still in your face.  I am not a fan of election season, the empty promises, the trash talking, the fake facts, etc., etc.  I'm also not a fan of the tension it creates between people.  But the tension comes from passion, so I should be happy people care so much about what happens to their country.  In my mind, unless you vote you don't have a right to complain.  Therefore, I have the right to complain because my husband and I mailed off our absentee ballots this week!  I don't vote for the smaller elections, I find it unfair because I don't follow all of the issues pertaining to Florida.  But I do vote in the general elections, for the larger issues.  As much as I would love to stand on my soap box and tell you what issues I find important and which direction I voted, I shall refrain.  As I've said before, this blog is supposed to be on the light hearted side and nothing can stir emotion quicker than talking politics (and religion).  Oh how I wish I could give you my opinion, on both subjects!  Luckily I can express my opinion in my life outside of this blog.  All I can say is my life as an expat wasn't easy when I first moved here and it wasn't always the transition of moving to another country, it was dealing with the backlash of how people other than Americans felt about American politics.  I filed my vote and now all I can do is wait.  Wait and see what the future holds in store for all of us, Americans, expats, and people across the globe.


  1. Hey Danica. You put it very nicely that the election season is full of empty promises. I think the trash talk does nothing to help move our country forward.

    What we need is a truly great statesman. A man who will put the needs of the country above his own. We haven't had one of those in a while.

    But kudos to you for taking the time to vote!

  2. Today is the day, I can't wait to know the outcome, there's so much on the line. :) Danica