From the Oxmoor Lodge….
I am sure this will come as no surprise, but tomorrow is Election Day. It is estimated that only 30 to 40 percent of registered voters will actually take time to cast their vote. That is pathetic!
That well-worn statement “Well, if you don’t vote you have no right to complain about your government” does not register with non-voters. I have heard people say “I never vote – they are all a bunch of crooks.” Well, folks, that bunch of crooks are working hard to keep your behind from having a terrorist blow it off. They are working to protect those Social Security checks coming your way every month, and trying to make sure Medicare assistance is there when you need it. Those crooks are working hard to provide educational opportunities for your children and/or grandchildren.
Non-voter, this is only the tip of the iceberg of what your government is doing for you and you haven’t the common decency to say Thank God we live in a country where good people are still willing to run for public office to try and keep this wonderful country afloat.
The whole world over people are fighting and dying to have the chance to elect some of their own to develop a democracy like we have. Is it perfect? Of course not – but voting is the way you use your voice to help keep those in office who want to make it better or put them in office to give them the chance to make it better.
To vote we have to put a little effort into getting up and allowing time to make that short trip to our voting location. I believe it is my duty to cast my vote, but more than my duty, it is a privilege I have been given by my country.
There will always be takers in this world and hopefully there will always be givers to take care of them. God Bless the United States Of America and the men and women who serve in our government.