Monday, September 10, 2012

You Don't Have The Right To Remain Silent

The biggest stages in political history. Star-studded, bright-eyed up and coming political stars; bright lights, Teleprompters prepped and speakers chomping at the bit. Spectacular speeches; hopeful speeches; speeches that inspire; speeches that made you scratch your head. Well, you were there. You know what I am talking about. The Republican and Democratic National Conventions were worth listening to, I guess. The players played a great game, the captains did their jobs. Regardless of which team you are on, no doubt you believe your team was the better of the two.

Well, now that the lights are out and the Convention Centers are back to normal it is time "we the people" do our part. We must not let this election pass us by like a ship in the middle of the night. Each of us as citizens of this blessed land has the right, yes the right to get up, speak up and let our voices be heard.

 No, you don't have the right to remain silent; I don't have the right to remain silent; we don't have the right to remain silent!

 Don't be fooled by the notion that you are only one vote and your one vote does not count. Too many of us live our lives like an empty can rolling down the hill. We simply drift through life--floating down the stream of life. We don't pay attention to what is going on. We refuse to get involved. We refuse to be a part of the change--but then we complain.

People, you don't have the right to remain silent. Now is not the time to get tongue-tied and dumbfounded. Now is not the time 'not to care'. We are at a critical juncture in our political sphere and each vote does matter.Your vote counts. So get up off your haunches, double check your polling stations and your identifications and do whatever is necessary to let your voices be heard.

We have a choice: 'to go forward' or 'believe in America'. But you most definitely do not have the right to remain silent!

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