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  • Writer's pictureBruce Mattare

"No. Tell Me Who You Really Are"

Updated: Feb 4, 2022

That was the statement I heard last night when speaking with a fellow associate. She wanted to have lunch with me to see where I “really” stood on the issues. I asked if she had looked at my website and she quickly retorted that it was a political site and that she wanted to learn more about who I really was.

My response: The website reflects exactly who I am.

Of course, I plan on having lunch with her to affirm that I am, indeed, that person I describe on my website. But her statement is reflective of the world we live in today. Why?

We (sadly) live in an era of betrayal and deceit. Too often the ends justify the means, so dishonest tactics are condoned and often rewarded. Our leaders/betters flaunt their flagrant hypocrisy as a badge of honor today. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The citizens hold the real power, and it is there for them to have if they choose to seize and use it. During my time traveling the county in 2019/2020 I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. The common thread among many was they just wanted decent honest leaders to vote for.

The problem, though, was they were not always prepared to ask enough tough questions. Questions that would’ve revealed so much more before casting their votes.

The point: Be comfortable doing your research on a candidate (or anything else for that matter) and don’t be afraid to ask pointed questions. The results of their decisions can have a profound impact on your life.

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