Have you participated in your civic duty yet today??? It is your duty as a citizen of the United States of America to vote for those that will represent you and your values and beliefs.
I received this message in an email today and I feel it is extremely relevant:
"President Calvin Coolidge, known in his time as "Silent Cal" for his reluctance to speak publicly, nevertheless spoke volumes when it came to one topic: the duty of Americans to vote. In 1926, he said:
It is not in violence and crime that our greatest danger lies. These evils are so perfectly apparent that they very quickly arouse the moral power of the people for their suppression. A far more serious danger lurks in the shirking of those responsibilities of citizenship, where the evil may not be so noticeable but is more insidious and likely to be more devastating.
We live in a republic. A vital principle of that form of government is representation. More and more, as our population increases, it becomes necessary for the people to express their will through their duly chosen delegates. If we are to maintain the principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, if we are to have any measure of self-government, if the voice of the people is to rule, if representatives are truly to reflect the popular will, it is altogether necessary that in each election there should be a fairly full participation by all the qualified voters."
Please vote today - vote with your hearts - for the candidates and principles you know are right and true. And remember, if you don't vote, you have absolutely no right to complain about ANYTHING!
Have a superb election day!