Our vote is a personal thing, and many of us consider it very private. Great steps are taken to preserve privacy in the voting booth, yet many of us take to social media, letters to the editor and coffee shops to proclaim our choice.
The point is that all of us own our vote. It is a right, but also a privilege. I believe the founding fathers of our nation assumed that nearly all of us would vote and that we’d consider our votes carefully. I will leave it to others to hash out all of that, but I want to use this space to encourage Texas Farm Bureau members to vote. Not only that, I hope you’ll carefully examine the positions of candidates and compare theirs with yours.
Evaluate the candidates. Ask questions. Do research and vote for the candidates you feel you can best support.