It's morning in America
It's a great day to be a citizen of the United States
By AcademicElephant Posted in 2006 — Comments (17) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Good morning, fellow Americans. It's a new day--it may be a tough day politically, it's true--but then again it might not, and it is a great day to be a citizen of the United States of America regardless of your party. It's the day we have the tremendous privilege and awesome responsibility to participate directly in our own government. We have this opportunity so frequently that it's tempting to not take it too seriously, and to let personal concerns force it into the back seat. I'll vote on the way into work...at lunch...after I pick up the kids...maybe I'll run out after dinner...and then before you know it, it's 8:00, it's raining, the polls are closing and the opportunity is lost. And as you watch the returns, you can't help but wonder how many more like you didn't make it, and how things might have been different if you had.
Don't be that person today. Get out there and play your role in our democracy. Pull the lever for the sake of your 401K, for your kids' future, for the Iraqis and Afghans who braved bombs and snipers for the same opportunity. For those in the world who will never have the chance to do it. For all of us.
And to get you out the door a couple of minutes early, how about a little vintage Reagan: