Today I tried to vote early. At first I got to the library an hour and a half early. So I went to Target for a while. When I got back, only 20 minutes after they had opened the doors, the line was out the door and into the parking lot. The lady in front of me told me there was a 2 hour wait. I only had an hour before I had to pick up Elijah. I guess I will try later.
I must say that I will be so glad when election season is over. I am sick to death of all the negative ads on tv. I feel like I am being lied to by both sides and that makes me have no faith in our system.
I taught school for 3 years and I was forever hearing teachers talk about how kids are not taught respect anymore. And it's true. But I think that this is just a trickle down effect. Why would a kid respect their teacher when their parents don't respect each other, or their authorities? We talk bad about our bosses, and our leaders, even our president.
I know we have freedom of speech and we can say whatever we want about our president but I am just not sure that it teaches our kids anything but disrespect. I know that whether McCain or Obama becomes president, they will say and do things I disagree with. This doesn't mean that I have the right or place to be disrespectful of the leader of our country.
So sometime between now and Tuesday I will stand in line and vote. And come Wednesday, a week from today, I will be so glad when my television is not bombarded with politicians bashing one another.