Well, I am not in Ohio, and it is not Voting Day in Canada yet, but just might be soon. We have a minority government and --- well it is a Canadian thing. Voting for Harper is like shooting yourself in the foot.. Ouch
Martin isn't the greatest thing since sliced bread, but he is honest. I actually like the man and having spoken to him personally a few times, he comes across as a very well meaning man. I think he has far too much money for his own good, I think he is a bit Liberal for my likes, but at least he is a Pan-canadian Prime Minister. Harper is an isolationist/alberta centred/blame everything east of Manitoba opportunist who can barely lead his party never mind my country.
As for the Bloc Quebequois, I still haven't figured out how a seditionist (traitor) can actually hold elected office in this country... secessionists need to have their heads banged upside a wall a few times and hopefully knock some sense into their heads..
again and it is givin me a headache
However, as most vets do, I believe that excersising one's franchise is the single most important thing we can do next to Honouring God and caring for our families. It is basically what all of us have served for, and it angers me when people are too indifferent or uncaring enough to get off their butts and vote. I don't care how you do it, just do it. Become informed. Stand up and make yourself heard, Get out and vote
It is much like understanding history.
If one does not know where one has been
If one does not know where one is, then
How can one know where one is heading
Voting is the same thing. If you do not inform yourself of the issues, if you do not voice your opinion (by way of excersising your franchise), then one must shut one's mouth, when one does not get what one wants.
Isn't that basic civics? or as we know in Canada - Poly Sci
I was talking to my kids the other night when Rosa Parks died. Oh yes, we Canadians know very well who Rosa Parks is, and probably as much as most Americans on the Civil Liberties and Abolishinist crusades. They always ask why vote, why stand up and be heard
it won't make any difference.
Sorry, look at Rosa Parks, all she did was sit and say No.
Sorry, look at Martin Luther King, all he did was speak the Good News and tell his brothers and sisters that they were equal under the law just as God promised them that they were.
One vote, one voice can and has made a difference throughout history.
Make your voice heard, make your vote count -- VOTE!