Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Nation That Slumbers

They say you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Today, I feel, is a great day to chew on that.

We live in a country that allows us to be a part of the political process - a great privilege and honor it is for each one of us to be able to go out and cast our vote! Think of the men and women who have gone before us and sacrificed so much- even as much as their own lives, to give us the freedom we have today! We owe it to them, to our children & to each other to exercise this freedom today!

Please consider how your actions (or inaction) today will affect the future of our country. Today may be the last time you or I ever get to participate in a presidential election! Four years from now the United States of America could be just another chapter in the history books! Democracy? Gone. Our freedoms? A memory. Our liberties have been being stripped away slowly and subtly for the last several decades.... as the vast majority in this nation have slumbered. One morning we will all awake and it will be gone.

I'm a 4th of July baby ... born in 1976 even (and on a United States Air Force Base)! I am honored to share this birthday with our nation- celebrating our freedom & diversity for over 200 years! To think that this day would be just another day on the calendar- with nothing of great consequence to celebrate ... such a sad thought!

It is time to wake up! Please don't take your freedom for granted today! I know many are not wanting to vote because they don't like either candidate. I'm sorry to say, but sometimes it is necessary to choose the lesser of two evils.

Today is the day -  NOW GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!