We’re a week out, so I’m watching the election prediction hype for a moment…

I know what I’d like to see happen, as far as candidates and parties and ideals go. You might agree with that vision, you might not – I’m actually not especially concerned about that at the moment.

The reality is that those kinds of results matter very little to me this year. This year, I’d just like to see all of us get representatives who remember that their sacred duty is to serve We The People, not them the corporations, not just those folks over there, not their personal ideals and power plays, but We ALL The People.

We are a democracy. Ever body is supposed to count, but our officials have forgotten that. And we deserve better.

Vote accordingly.

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