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Elections Belong to the People

| May 09, 2016
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“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the people and burn their behinds, then they will have to sit on their blisters.” – Abraham Lincoln

We live in the greatest, and most powerful country in the world, and one of my frustrations is that it did not become that way with people more concerned about themselves than the good of the country. Voting is one of the privileges we have, and we have all had times when we did not think our vote mattered. However, it always has and always will. If we continue down a path in which the majority of eligible voters do not vote, then we will end up with a government that does not represent the people.

This year’s election process has created more excitement than I can remember in my lifetime; and has inspired more people to vote than typically do. Let’s not let this excitement die; nor let our emotions cause us to make irrational decisions. Whether you are for, or against, a person, an issue, or a policy, don’t let that cause you “to turn your back on the people!”

Also, being the most powerful country comes with great responsibility. You may disagree with our defense spending, but our military has rescued and protected many from oppression, genocide, and other evil pursuits. I do have a vested interest here as we have a son serving on the Truman Carrier in the Middle East; and a son-in-law who was deployed for nine months on that same Carrier two years ago. This video provides additional insights into the current Carrier operations from our son, Drew.


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