Monday, November 5, 2012


Flight 93, They Voted!

If you are an American who is over 18, I would strongly encourage you to VOTE!  Exercise your responsibility as a free American in the greatest nation on earth.  Even if you disagree with me on anything or everything, I still think YOU should vote.

If you happen to live in a battleground state then your impact may be enormous in this very close election.  Everyone remembers Florida in 2000.  If you do not live in a battleground state there are still many other candidates and issues on which you can express your views.  Eight years ago in my home state of Washington the gubernatorial contest was ultimately decided, after three recounts, by less than 150 votes!

Your vote does count and could make a difference.

Pause for a moment to think about those American heroes on board Flight 93 on 9/11/01 (see video below).  Those passengers knew that their plane's cockpit was occupied by terrorists and they knew from cell phones what had happened earlier that morning in NYC.  What did they do?  They did the quintessentially American thing -- THEY TOOK A VOTE TO DECIDE THEIR COURSE OF ACTION.  A lot was riding on that vote.  If they had not voted the way they did, the White House or Capitol Hill could have been destroyed.  Thousands more might have perished making 9/11 even grimmer than it was.  Instead they forced the plane down into a farm field in Shanksville, PA.

America's many veterans throughout her history fought and died so that you could have this privilege.  Honor them all by not being "too busy" to vote.

In America we resolve political disputes with ballots and not with bullets.  Transitions of power take place peacefully in our blessed country.  We do not always appreciate just how fortunate we are in this respect.

You will, if nothing else, have earned a license to complain for the next four years!

Go Vote!  You will feel better for having done so.

God Bless America!

Let's Roll!

"From the sublime to the Ridiculous is but a step..."

1 comment:

P Scott Cummins said...

Incredibly powerful words, thanks! <150 votes translated to one vote in about every twenty precincts: individual decision making matters.