Kitty Kallen did a hit musical vocal piece back in the 50s entitled "Little Things Mean A Lot." It was one of my favorites, as I liked the lyrical allusions to those little things, like throwing me a kiss from across the room.
Back in those, my teenage years, having a gal, I might have my eye on, throw me a kiss from anywhere was not considered a little thing by yours truly.
But the point for today, though I’d like to go the romantic route, will be to point up the import of doing the little things in our attempt to regain our country.
Actually, in long-ago times, things like fighting the fight to attain or keep something valuable was considered romantic, even putting on the military uniform of your partisans; especially this latter thing.
So what are some little things we might consider today, Simmons? Well, let me think.
Oh yeah, we’ve needed a good, responsive state senator representing our district for a long, long time now; even one who would understand (and even be a part of) the current Tea Party movement sweeping so much of the USA, especially the "Red" portions, of which Texas is a big part.
Kip Averitt sort of stepped down from being senator due to, what was it, health issues?
But he (or some entity or entities) did not remove his name from the election ballot supposedly designed for to replace him…and he won!
Of course not.
Then a special election was called to see who we really wanted as our senator (place a smiley face here).
Anyway, this election ended up pitting three Republicans and one Democrat against each other.
Make better sense now? No!
Two of the Republicans, Sibley and Birdwell, now find themselves in a special run-off election to see who will serve from when those results are finalized until the November Election.
The special run-off election is scheduled for June 22, with early voting days being June 14 thru 18. Waxahachie’s 106 S. Monroe is where you can go to early vote, with offices hours being 7 a.m. til 5 p.m. on the 14th thru 16th and 7 a.m. til 7 p.m. on the 17th and 18th.
Then on Tuesday, June 22, regular Election Day, polls will be located as follows for the associated election precincts: 101, 103, 108, 137-Longbranch Community Church, Midlothian/Ovilla area; 102, 107, 142-Midlothian Conference Center; 104, 109, 110, 138-Red Oak City Hall; 105, 106, 140, 143-Ferris School Administration Bldg.; 111, 134, 135, 136-Waxahachie Bible Church; 112, 118-Maypearl Church of Christ; 113, 115, 129-Graham Street Church of Christ, Waxahachie; 114, 119, 120, 145-First Baptist Church, Waxahachie; 116, 128-Fundamental Baptist Church, Palmer; 117, 121, 122, 125, 127-Church of Christ on County Club Road, Ennis; 123, 124, 126, 141-Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, Ennis; 130, 131-Italy City Council Chambers; 132, 133-Bardwell Community Center; 139, 144-Living Hope Church of the Nazarene, Waxahachie.
The above per the Ellis County Official Web site, with voting hours from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Just a brief perusal of all these voting locations demonstrates the importance this election has generated, in some circles, at least.
This kind of election, if history is a clear indicator, does not generate much voter participation.
Nevertheless, fellow patriot and concerned citizen, though oft thought of as one of the little things in voters’ minds, this special runoff election is important!
Get up to either the Early or Special Election Day opportunities and vote.
It might be noted most of Sibley’s lobbyist clients are excited about sending one of their own lobbyists to the Texas Senate, with 31 big contributors giving Sibley $230, 972, half of his total war chest contributions, this (unbelievably) per an Austin liberal- leaning Texans for Public Justice; follow the money.
Little things mean a lot. Vote in this’n.
May Yahweh, through Yashua (God through Christ Jesus) bless.