Think about how many men and women have died for the right for you and me to wake up tomorrow, take a shower in clean water, choose food from our own cupboard, get into a car with a tank full of gas, drive to a polling center, saunter in without fear, show an ID, smile at an elderly lady who rifles through the voter rolls with the expertise of a marksman, finds our street address and name faster than a Google search can find Lindsay Lohan, walk into the booth, close the curtain and choose the direction for this country that soothes our heart, calms our stomach and maybe energizes our soul? Then walk back to our car, unmolested by anyone who would demand to know our vote, and off to HERE where you can get a free cup of coffee.
VOTE! McCain/Palin, Obama/Biden, Ron Paul or any other candidate you desire. We're making history! We'll have a woman as VP for the first time or a man who is not just African America, but the very melting pot that makes our nation the envy of the world.
I'm very proud to be an American. I'm voting. Are you?