Politics – is it a deal-breaker?

Happy Election and National Nacho Day!

I think today might be my favorite day – a combination of patriotism and food. What could be better?
So I am curious, how important is it to have a partner whose political values match yours? 
I knew my future husband would have to share similar political beliefs. I needn’t have worried — when I met his parents, one of the first questions they asked me was about my political views. From that moment on, I knew we’d get along.
I love America. I love the military. I love a man in uniform.
My husband and his two brothers are United States Marines. Semper-Fidelis. Always Faithful. I always teared up at patriotic songs or videos, and now that members of my extended family are sometimes overseas, it hits a lot deeper.
With such a close presidential race this year, I hope everyone exercises their right to vote. Let your voice be heard. I hope you and your beloved are able to high-five after the election results are announced tonight, or be sad together. I hope political views do not cause dissension in your marriage or dating relationships.

Starbucks is giving away free bracelets when you show your “I Voted” sticker, while supplies last. I called around and found one that still had some. 
Is it important to you to date/marry someone with the same political preferences? Why or why not?



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Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett loves sipping coffee and jamming in her planner while raising three boys with her college sweetheart Justin.

November 6, 2012

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