Your Vote Counts!
Just because your state is very likely going to go with the Democrats on election day, doesn't mean your vote won't count for anything. If you're thinking it won't, allow me to explain something to you. This is not a scolding, so don't feel I'm on your back.
The number of votes cast do get counted, because statisticians love numbers, and these numbers say something important. They say that you, John or Jane Doe, are active Democratic or Independent voters, and that makes you a threat. There's something very sweet about being a threat in such threatening times. We need a hammer or a club these days, or maybe a nice old fashion mace. Our weapon will be in our numbers. The greater our numbers, the louder our voice.
Speak your mind on November 2, 2004. Let your voice be heard. Cast your vote, and know that it is saying something important about you, and about us.
We're here, and we're watching everything they do. Everything. They wouldn't care about ten pairs of eyes, they'd sure as hell care about thousands of pairs of eyes. The greater the statistical data that shows our presence, the more they'll pay attention.
Our vote is our club, our fist, and our power. We are strong when we are united. When we vote, we unite. We need to take Congress back. We must. That is our next goal, no matter how it goes on November 2nd. We must never imagine the job is done, even if we get to the top again.
Keep your attention on anyone who occupies the White House for the next four years, but don't stop there. Never stop, now that you've started. We stopped in the past, and look at the result.
Teach your children about voting. It's your job, don't leave it up to someone else. It's not the job of the schools; it's your job. Do it.
Teach them to watch what's going on around them in this country and the world outside.
Teach your children not to fall asleep behind the wheel, because the politicians never sleep when something is afoot, they work all night, sometimes accomplishing some very ugly things we would not approve of. Our politicians always need to be watched no matter what side they're on. They're on their own side first.
Don't forget though, we pay their wage, and it's a good wage. What other employees do you know of that can vote themselves a raise?
Keep in mind, no matter how much they want you to leave everything in their hands, they are there by our sufferance, they work for us, they're answerable to us, not the other way around. That includes the President whether he knows it or not. No boss worth his salt let's his employees run the show, and no boss in his right mind ignores the goings on in his own business. He watches it like a hawk. America is our business.
Speak out loud. Cast your vote tomorrow. And watch them like a hawk.
Vigilance is forever.