Our democracy is at stake in Tuesday’s election. At stake is whether we will be governed by the will of the people or the will of a few. Voter turnout will be the difference.
We have brave men and women in uniform who risk their lives to defend us, but when the guns are silent, will we have people who are willing to do the hard work of maintaining our freedom by voting?
We can leave government to others. We can argue that my vote doesn't count, but who voted and what they voted for is the basis of democracy.
We can choose to ignore corruption and waste and greed. We can choose to ignore bad public policy. Winning wars is half the battle. The other half is the hard work of governance. That means keeping up with the real issues. It means separating the real issues from the smoke and mirrors. It means volunteering.
If we have “God bless America” and “Support our troops” stickers on our bumpers, if we care about America, we are obligated to cast an informed vote and wear an “I Voted” sticker on Tuesday.