I want to say that if you read my welcome page here, you saw that yes, I was going to write about a variety of topics. And I will. However, my main reason for starting this blog was for me to write. To be able to write with freedom about issues and thoughts that were important to me. When I was under contract with Kensington for my fiction novels, never once did I mention politics either in my stories or on my author Facebook page. I felt it simply wasn’t right to mix politics and “business.”
However, now that I’m no longer under contract I feel justified to choose my subject matter for my blog. And during this vitally important week with so much going on politically, this is what I chose to write about.
Which leads me to the word “politics.” According to Webster, the definition of politics is: The principles, aims, or policies of a government or of the parties or groups within a government.
This pretty much covers most aspects of our lives. All of our lives. In one way or another. If you’re 65 or older, do you have Medicare or know someone who does? Do you have children or grandchildren in school? Do you want to breathe clean air and drink safe water? Do you want safety when you travel? Protections when you work? Are you getting my point?
Okay, you don’t have to be a political junkie (as I admit I am) but I would hope that you would exercise your right to vote. And if you do that, I would also hope that before you cast any vote you would have done even minimal research on how that candidate feels in relation to the above issues and so many more. Because civil rights, women’s rights, health care, any of the rights, protections, etc. do not happen by osmosis. We vote for them! And to coin the phrase that’s been flying around all week………..Elections have consequences! For good. And for bad.
So it makes me sad when someone buries their head in the sand. And while one doesn’t have to be addicted to politics, I would hope they are at least aware enough to make informed choices when it counts. On the ballot.
And with all of this said, yes, I will be writing about other things. I promise. But I feel the past few days were not the time to do that.
See you here next time…………