Today marks the arrival of another quarterly installment of the first tuesday of the month which can only mean election day here in the states. Sure, it’s not THE election day, but franchise is important at all levels, right?

Do me a favor. Take a look around your town. Look at every political sign/poster/flyer you come by and take note of the one word they all seem to have in common: change. The American people are crying out for change, and boy are the politicians selling! Everybody is the candidate for change…even the incumbants in many cases. The problem is, of course, that when everyone is using the word change, it loses all meaning…what’s the old saying? The more things change, the more things stay the same. Enough.

The American voter is so desperate it seems, that they’ve forgotten that they’re not a beggar out on the street asking for a world they can understand. It’s not our job to beg for change, it’s our job to change the world. If you’ve been remiss in that duty, maybe you can start today. Vote for that wacky school board member who’s got some good ideas…talk to your neighbor about what can be done to make your town a better place to live (hey…start by talking to your neighbor…remember when we used to do that?!?).

Don’t get me wrong, I definitely have ideas about which Presidential candidate is the better choice, but today is not about that. It’s about making an effort on the local level and remembering that politicians exist to serve the will of the people, not to define it. But first the people need to show some will….