Monday, October 22, 2012

CBS Election 2012: Politics Can Be Serious and Phun

As many of you might have noticed on the CBS Facebook page, there have been ongoing campaigns in an intense race to become the first Camp Balcones Spring President! The two official parties blazing the campaign trail are the Old School and New School parties, represented by our very own Teddy James and Jeremy Jenkins, respectively. Both party candidates have shown themselves worthy of the honor through their contributions to Camp, and are proud to be CBS-ers. I am sure it will be an exciting race that will go down to the wire, hopefully with no recounts.

Each candidate has his own platform for improving Camp Balcones Springs, and there’s no better example of a man who wants change than Jeremy Jenkins. Born in the swamplands of Louisiana and raised by alligators, Jenkins has plenty of experience dealing with ornery animals as well as unruly B-compounders. What he lacks in experience, he excels in problem solving.

Speaking of experience, there are few at CBS who are as tenured as Teddy James. The man has been around the block a few times, and knows the ins and outs of how to successfully lead Camp. His résumé includes a successful bout as Term 2 sponsor, multiple appearances as “Legend”, and a term as Secretary of the Department of High School Programs. Yet, will his age have any effect on the opinion of voters?

Careful consideration should be given to the topics and issues such as Llama rights, the Lake Travis drought, and the future of Campout. The candidates posses a wealth of knowledge on each subject, but differ in their opinions on how to address each topic. As a voter, consider your own judgment on how you would like Campout improved, or how to tackle the ongoing breach of Llama rights. It’s up to you, so make your vote count!

As we watch the CBS campaign videos and analyze the candidates, just remember that participating in an election is the best way to show your patriotism. Whether you go red or blue, New School or Old School, we still have the best “President” of all, and he resides in Heaven.

God bless the U.S.A and God bless C.B.S!