- No Pity Party For Me -
Have you made a personal choice to eliminate the Pity Party Syndrome from your personal life? You can make that choice for yourself right now, this very moment.
Regarding national issues, the affect you personally can have may require considerably more time to accomplish, but the same principles are just as valid as a decision for oneself. If you declare yourself Pity Party Free today, you will look at the issues our country is facing differently tomorrow. In order to offer your country, your friends, your family and yourself resolutions to issues created by our elected officials you must first address YOU and YOUR VOTE. In the last election, did you cast your vote for someone for whom you knew with absolute certainty would support the issues that are important to you in the way you want them supported? How about the last two elections or past four elections or eight elections? Unfortunately, many, if not most American Citizens give their most powerful national governing authority, their vote, to an elected official based on the commentaries they have heard from the same media and news representatives that have caused them to be upset, depressed and have a pessimistic outlook for their future.
I involved myself in a political campaign in 2010 where I had the responsibility of giving speeches, coordinating a politicians appearances and events and working with (and against) those who made a living in the world of political campaigns. I was preparing for a speech I would give in a few days and while discussing the topics of my speech, one of the "professional" political smart guys explained a standard strategy of advertising in a campaign and the explanation went something like this: "Early in a campaign you are talking to interested voters who are pretty savvy about the process and the candidate so the candidates positions on issues are important to explain to them. As the campaign goes along you address the bulk of the voters by making sure the candidate looks and sounds good". At the very end of a campaign I was told that you reach out to the person who didn't even plan on voting and while driving around in their car on election day they ask their a friend something like this, "Hey Dude, what do you want to do today"? The friend responds, "I don't care. You know what, the radio just said it's election day, so why don't we go vote."
Which of these three types of voters represents you? How much value do you give your vote?
If we are going to stop the Pity Party attitude in our country, we must do something different than we have been doing. I offer a ($20.00) Twenty Dollar Challenge to you, your family and friends. Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Liberal, Conservative or Tea Party advocate, this challenge is for each and every one of you. The goal is for you to send $20.00 to the campaign of someone you KNOW will represent you on important issues the way you want to be represented.
How does the challenge work? Click on this icon (on the left) and download the form. You only need answer three questions for yourself, put twenty dollars with the form, keep the form near your TV, radio or favorite reading place and when you find a candidate who has answered the three questions to your satisfaction, send them the money.
I do not begin to tell you who to vote for, but I ask you to honor our country and those who have died so that you can have the freedom to vote by casting one well-informed vote in the next election. Thank you.