Ballot measures are issues placed before the voters, giving the voters power to express their desires and goals to their elected officials; ballot measures give power directly to the people to affect change. Ballot measures are a prime example
Voting. It’s a privilege and a right, something all American citizens get to do. It’s the citizens way of telling the country, state, county or city who they want in office. Every registered voter needs to step up and cast their votes. We can’t continue to only have a small percentage of our voters hit the ballot boxes to decide our future leaders. This is even more important now with the upcoming November elections. We need rural New Mexico to come out and vote to effect change in our state.
The beautiful thing about talking politics and government is that there is always something to talk about. The ugly thing is that its rarely good. It’s wonderful that we, as a society, have come so far that we’re no longer stabbing our leaders (“Et tu, Brute,” no?), at least we’re not in America rather, in the United States.
Salt has gotten a lot of attention over the years as a blood pressure bad guy. But there is an increasing suspicion that added sugar is just as bad. Studies show that 12+ tsp of added sugar every day doubled their risk of dangerously high blood pressure. The easiest way to cut back on sugar (including artiicially sweetened) is to stop drinking soda. One 20 oz can of soda contains over 12 tsp of sugar. Excessive salt/sodium (excluding sea salt) cause you to retain water...resulting in weight gain. Sugar feeds fat/slows metabolism...resulting in weight gain. Artiicial sweeteners kill brain cells, satisfy the sweet craving causing you to crave more...resulting in weight gain.