Today people are heading to the polls. ‘There has been a lot of negative talk this year. You would think people would tire of it. The television ads have been the worst ones yet. So many things were taken out of context in an attempt to demean a person’s record. I was surprised to see the number of bills a senator votes on. There are hundreds of bills that pass before them. Many have attachments to them to help them pass. Perhaps there is something the people they are representing feel strongly about. They may vote for or against something even though there is an addition that will come back to haunt them. It is not cut and dry. Politicians know they are not going to make everyone happy. All they can do is try. Being on the Hickman Mills School Board is so small by comparison, yet it is difficult for people to understand the complexity of how the system works.
No matter who wins the elections today, let’s have a little faith that those who voted for them believe that person will do the best job they possibly can. It is time for our country to come together to solve our problems. A country divided will falter, where one united will conquer their trials. Once the results are in, please be supportive. Our election process is what makes America unique. Let’s give them a chance. The one thing we can say is, “Congratulations and good luck.” They are going to need it.