So the primary Election is over and MOST of the people I know I voted for have made it on to the General Election. To be honest, I don’t know HOW these things got their name. I’m sure there’s a history somewhere (Wikipedia aside people) on how they GOT their names in the first place. But in general it just seemed silly to call the, what I would refer to as the “Preliminary Election” as the “Primary”. I suppose in a weird way it MAKES sense because we have “Primary Schools” for children, but even that does not seem like an adequate source of confirmation. Let’s take a look at the definitions Dictionary.com offers:
1. first or highest in rank or importance; chief; principal: his primary goals in life.2. first in order in any series, sequence, etc.3. first in time; earliest; primitive.4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of primary school: the primary grades.5. constituting or belonging to the first stage in any process.
As I mentioned most of the people I voted for made it to the General Election and I was quite happy about that. I feel that MOST of the candidates I DID vote for were excellent choices because I decided to become a pro-active and “informed” voter. There’s a small sense of “pride” one can take away from that, but I also know it’s not over. I felt this would be a good time to discuss an obvious problem that I have seen in my Local government as well as Federal Government, BIG TIME.
The younger Generation would be able to provide new and innovative ideas, ways of thinking outside the box and possibly more. The Older Generation can/could offer their knowledge about the past and present with helpful insights into the possibilities of what the consequences might be for some of these ideas being generated BY the Younger Generation. If the two could work together, I feel a LOT of good could be achieved.
Course I won’t deny what we ALSO don’t need is another “born and breed“ politician. If someone is raised only to have their parties best interests at heart, than in my eyes they are NO servant of the people. They are servants and slaves to their own agenda and someone higher up on the food-chain. They are sheep, selfish and only thinking of themselves. Sometimes I know it can be difficult not to think of ourselves first only, especially with the way the economy is, but that’s no excuse to do what you know is wrong in your heart and mind and you know it. Albert Einstein once said, “What popular is not always right and what’s right is not always popular.” Keeping that in mind, how about we try to remember WHO exactly we are as a people and that which is important to us.