It’s 2016. It’s an election year. By year’s end Barack Obama will no longer be America’s forty-fourth president. As a citizen of a country that is a democracy, it is our right and privilege to vote for a new president. Because of the Republican Tea Party, the GOP of today resembles nothing of the GOP of yesteryear. Because of this, there is no viable Republican candidate to vote for.
There is only three Democratic contenders.
The first is Martin O’Malley, the 61st Governor of Maryland who is struggling to convey his vision for the presidency if elected. But he is sticking with it.
Next is Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former New York Senator and the 67th Secretary of State. She is also the wife of the forty-second president William “Bill” Jefferson Clinton. She has deep pockets and could possibly “buy” the votes she needs to win the election. She says she will regulate Wall Street. Yet, Wall Street is among her biggest contributors. However, the Republicans do not want her to win. To prove this, they have created a committee to smear her reputation. The committee is going after her about what happened at the benghazi embassy in Lybia. Problem is the, committee is a farce. Meant to ruin her chances of winning the election.
Next up is a Senator of Vermont, Bernard “Bernie” Sanders. Bernie Sanders has been a long time Socialist in his home state of Vermont. He is often described as a Independent. And more often as a Socialist Democrat. This is because although Independent, he has often voted with the Democratic caucus. If elected, he would be first Socialist president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. Even though he is in his seventies, he seems to be in good health and has a damn good chance of winning the election. He has led a grass roots campaign and has often matched or exceeded Hillary Clinton in donations from contributors. It has also been theorized (unproven at this point) that the media blackout of the Sanders campaign is intentional for reasons unknown.
In closing, It is the right of America’s citizens to vote in the elections. It does not matter if you practice Druidry, Wicca (it’s various traditions), Greco-Roman paganism, Voodoo, Hoodoo or any of the mainstream Christian religions. But remember this: If you do not register to vote and actually vote when election time rolls around, the candidate you want to win will not win. As Pagans we need to make our voices heard. As Pagans we need to vote, and by voting our voices as Pagans WILL be heard.