We Need To Draw The Line On Political Campainging

The original intent of my blog was to share my love and passion for my family, crochet, finding financial stability and now, essential oils.  However, there are times when I feel compelled to write about things that don’t fall into these categories.  These are simply things I need to get off my chest, my two cents.  Feel free to skip these posts or share your own opinions.  If you comment, please keep it cordial.  Unkind comments will be deleted at my discretion.

This morning as I watch my children sort their candy and negotiate their trades for their favorite kinds, I can’t stop thinking about what my husband said when he came home last night.

A few houses down from us, candy (and campaign bracelets) were being handed out to trick-or-treaters in the front yard by a local political candidate.  WHAT?!?  No, he wasn’t at his own house.  If it were his house, I could understand, but he doesn’t even live in my town.

It’s bad enough that we are bombarded with the sight of lawn signs, political ads on the radio, TV and in the newspaper, several phone calls a day and several large postcards in the mail box daily.  So is it really necessary to campaign during a fun children’s holiday?  He has crossed the line!  Where does it end?

Do we really need to politicize Halloween?  (Well, it’s already politicized with the “Pumpkin Parade” and “Harvest Parties” at school, instead of what they really are Halloween Parties and Costume Parades, but that’s another topic for another post.  🙂 )

He will not be getting my vote on Tuesday!

Has you this ever happened to you?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject.


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