So, usually I blog my endorsements for the local elections. This election I am refraining from making any endorsements except for the Mayor. I fully support Ronnie Clifton and know that he is the only man for the job. I remember the first election he ran in and how he mentioned about being a participant and not just a spectator. Such an inspirational man with a rich history in Comanche. As for the rest of the election. I will say that I support Kay Hagood who throughout my life has been a dear friend and knows the education system from years of experience. I would encourage people to vote based on what they know about the person. For, sometimes the “nicest” person is the most evil and can do the most harm. I have had dealings with one person who is running for school board and that person would be my last choice. But, he or she will not be named. I would recommend this time around for voters to stick to what they know. Sometimes keeping the same office holders proves to be more productive and this I feel could be one of those situations. You know I am one to speak my mind so now we move on to the city council. On this election I know all who are running and consider all of the prospects my friends. I honestly do not know enough to make a clear decision on the contested races. I know that our city needs work , but I feel that those who need to be replaced are not up for re-election at the present time. Granted, there are still changes that can be made on the Council and I am not saying that we should not keep an open mind when we vote. With that being said I would recommend or support any new or existing member who is elected. This is a tough election for me because I do not have someone running who I have rallied behind. Usually I am on my soap box or fighting against a specific person , but this time that is not the case. I am not pleased with our State Rep. , but there is nothing I can do about it as long as he comes from the largest county in the district. I do not care how many committees he is appointed to the man in my opinion lacks the skills to be a true leader. Just my opinion. I do not know my State Senator and I do not dare even touch the National level of politics at this time. It is just too stressful. Both sides of the aisle need to go. I have been saying for years we need to have a purple conversation. But, it just seems that we just fight more as the years go on. I am not happy with the president , but no one has asked me. Currently I am doubting both the Republicans and the Democrats. Where is Ross Perot when you need him!! This country needs a Margaret Thatcher. We need a strong woman in my opinion to lead this nation in the near future. At this point Hillary is not looking so bad. If given a choice between Hillary and Jeb I would vote for Hillary. Not because I am a liberal. But, because she has more experience in diplomacy and foreign relations and she would buck up to Putin. I think people do not like her because people are afraid of her true ability to lead. Just my opinion. Vote you must Vote to change the current situation and that my friends is your decision! For, if you do not vote you have no reason to complain and should just keep your mouth shut.
The usual “Hicks Endorsement” list regarding the Comanche local elections will posted shortly.
This was a special family photo as Kyle Riley again captured us looking positioned just right. You will notice an addition to the family. Jade was in the photo because she is like family. We all love her so!
I can not believe the difference in Tarleton State and Midwestern State it is so strange. It is a good college, but am I getting old? (I do not look old.) I feel as though I am over the hill I dread the discussion boards that are mandatory because I think out of the box as many know and apparently when you do that people like to then question you on why you believe that way. I answered at least ten questions today alone! I tend to think with an open mind and not with a closed mind and in Criminal Justice if you do not think with an open mind and give some issues a thought process where you look at both sides I do not think you should be allowed to be in the field. It is amazing to me to see the posts that are so fueled by hate and a viewpoint that is not based on factual evidence but, personal opinion that is so conservative even Sarah Palin looks like a liberal. It is an adjustment I did not expect to have to justify every single answer or response to the professor’s questions. But, I guess wherever I go I will stick out a little. I like it that way I do not want to blend in with the crowd. Some agree with my responses and everyone is entitled to their own opinions. It is hard and challenging to try and explain yourself to a person who says you have your facts wrong when I took a direct quote out of the textbook. How in the world do you try and convince a person who has not read the text that it is a fact? Heck, I should have signed up for a debate class because I feel like I am the only person who is thinking outside of the Central Texas box. If education in Texas continues in this direction we will have a state full of younger men and women who do not want to challenge any thoughts or ideas or even think instead we will end up with a state full of younger Neo-Conservative citizens who are brainwashed by the media and firmly believe that they are always right and there is no other way of looking at things. The scary thing is that they all look at things in the same way. It is like Stepford minus the perfection. I am not worried about passing , but I worry that my assignments will not agree with that of the Criminal Justice ideas that are taking grip. If this is where our system is headed we are in deep trouble because we need thinkers that are rational and not people who are ready to just throw the towel at the smallest offense. I was told that I was reminded of the Texas Representatives and Senators legal council and how every two years they adopt laws that are not iron clad so that people can use the loopholes to their advantage and gain from the way the law was written. What the Hell! I would rather be considered a liberal than be a clone any day and I guess that is the road that I will take! On my journey I am determined to change a few minds and perhaps make my peers think just a little harder and more openly about some of the issues at hand. I have decided that can be the difference I can contribute to the world while finishing up my second degree. It is like I am in the twilight zone.
“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”- Margaret Thatcher