Day 2 Week 7 – Midterm Elections

4 miles easy pace, sunny & 73 degree

The headline reads, “2018 elections will be nationwide referendum on President Trump.” The article suggests Democrats will retake the House of Representatives given the unpopularity of the sitting president and supported by historical midterm elections data.

Year 2018 is midterm elections in the United States because President Trump was elected for a four years term starting in 2016.  If the aforementioned article is correct, we have  downballot races in November.  And what the downticket candidates say matters little.

I hope not.

In spite of the the popular belief that politics are being nationalized and voters are polarized, I like to think local elections, bedrocks of democracy, still serve as the forums to address local issues such as traffics, police, jobs.  Topics that affect our day-to-day life.

Democracy is not about one person.  It is about all of us as Martin Luther King so eloquently stated:

 So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!  Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!  Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

Are you going to vote?

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