Three weeks. 21 days. That's all the time we have left before Americans head to the polls on November 6th. We're down to the wire and now is the time to put in our best efforts? What have you been doing to ensure that Barack Obama's presidency is truly a one-term proposition?
So you have a twitter and Facebook. Good for you. Social media is important, but sending the occasional tweet or posting a news story on Facebook is simply not enough. You can't save the country if all you do is sit behind a desk. Maintaining an online presence is key, however. Write blogs, post news stories, or even correct your friends when they get the facts wrong. Sure you don't want to be THAT person who is so active on social media that you get defriended several times daily. But, hey, this is the future of our nation we're talking about. Isn't that more important than maintaining weak online ties with people from high school who you didn't even like that much at the time? Use your power of persuasion online, but don't let that be the only part of your contribution to this fight.
Make sure your elected officials know who you are. Don't agree with something your representative has done? Call them. If they're running for re-election, campaign for their opponent (provided you agree with them). If you have a large amount of respect for your Senator, Representative, Governor, etc, make calls for them, knock on doors. Do whatever you can to help within your power. And most importantly, vote. And know what you're voting for. Make sure you're educated on your choices before you pull that lever on November 6th.
Politics can be annoying and frustrating at times, but if you really want to make a change, you MUST get active. You will regret it if you don't. So, please, pick up the phone, drive down to your local Victory center, or start talking to your friends about the election. We have wonderful rights and freedoms in this nation, but it's our responsibility to make sure that those are preserved for the generations to come.