We have enjoyed some wonderful Autumn weather this week. The trees are not very beautiful with dull color and lots of brown leaves falling. But the mornings have been crisp with frost most of them, and the afternoons have been sunny. It is a dog's best weather and Lucy has been full of energy.
She does love to run
She got a little bored when we made her stop and rest for a while.
I'm taking a blogging break for a couple of weeks. Our daughter is coming for a visit and we will hit all the nearby mountains and towns and maybe some not so nearby. I won't return until after Election Day so I need to encourage all of you to vote. And don't concern yourself only with the Governor, Senate, and county elections. Perhaps even more important in some states is the vote for State Supreme Court and District Appeals Court judges. What better way to control the nation than to control the court system? (And if you don't believe this, look at the actions of the Roberts Court and what the Citizens United vote did to manipulate our election process.) This is especially true here in North Carolina where a single party controls the State Senate and House as well as the governor's seat. They are desperate for like-minded judges less inclined to listen to appeals of some of the more onerous laws they have passed during their controlling time in office.
Judicial races are supposedly non-partisan, but a little bit of reading will give you an idea of which candidate is more conservative and which is more liberal. Find the candidate who reflects your views. Despite the importance of these votes, many people vote blindly for judges. And that is a shame. So do some research and don't just vote for someone whose name sounds vaguely familiar. Or who attended law school at the university of your favorite athletic team. Be informed. These votes are crucial.
Today's quote is from John Quincy Adams:
"Always vote for principle though you may vote alone. And you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY, EVERYONE
RESEARCH AND THEN VOTE!