Independent candidates needed

In regard to the recent Supreme Court ruling on campaign contribution, it should be noted that corporations, committees, and money do not vote, registered voters vote. If you allow your vote to be bought by flashy campaign slogans, third party attack advertisements or political campaign promises, you deserve what you get. I suggest the following personal voting guidelines:

1. Vote for the candidate (or initiative issue) that you identify with.

2. Vote against any candidate who spends more time talking about their opponent’s position rather than their own, including third party attack ads.

3. Vote against candidates that accept contributions from PACs, large corporations or Republican/Democratic national or regional committees.

4. Vote against incumbent candidates/party affiliations.

5. If unsure, vote for an independent candidate.

As Robert Heinlein wrote, “Democracy’s worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents.” Do not base your vote on election season promises or hoopla, when it comes to politicians, look for their actions to speak louder than their words.

Mike Meisner


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