I've done my homework. As a responsible citizen, I investigated all of the candidates and referendums (thank you, Google) and I'm ready to vote. In most cases, I've found that my preferred candidate is the one in the party I support, but I have checked out their records in the areas of education, environmental conservation, economic responsibility, and gun control. I have not been happy with the government on many levels theses past few years and I do hope for a change. Yet even as I think that, cynical me is reminded of the cycles we go through. Perhaps we are trapped in the inevitable patterns of the government, the economy... Do we make a difference?