We need to hold all of the people who engage in negative campaigning accountable with a vote against their position. We do not need people leading our community or country who need to tear down their opponent, rather than promoting their candidacy and values to the voters.
We do not need campaigning that involves theft, graffiti, yelling obscenities at opponents, putting signs out in the right of way, or putting up signs on private property without permission. People who use a bully pulpit and give out wrong information for their personal gain or glory dishonor themselves and our political process.
There are campaign laws that are the first test of a candidate’s respect for the election process and the laws that govern our country. Each elected official takes an oath to defend the Constitution and the laws of our country, and that oath should be more than just words before, during, and after the campaign.
For the next election, let’s engage in a respectful dialogue with all perspectives welcome. For all future elections, let’s campaign with honor. The political process needs to invite all to participate, not disgust potential voters which takes good folks out of the decision process. As campaigners and citizens, let’s denounce all bad behavior, and let’s elect the best person to each position to represent our positions.
Thank you to each of the campaign volunteers. Thank you to each of our election workers who take time out of their busy schedules to work the polls. Thank you to all who participate in campaigns and elections! Don’t let anyone or any bad behavior keep you or your neighbors out of the process! All politics is local and personal, and you are needed!
“A person who is fundamentally honest doesn’t need a code of ethics. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs.”
— President Harry S. Truman