Tuesday, November 02, 2004

The Greatest Day

By Daver

In my mind, there is o greater day in America than Election Day. Finally, after months of discussion, spinning, arguing, debating, name-calling, mud-slinging, sniping, whining, lying, heritage questioning, etc., we have the right and the duty to select our own leaders peacefully.

Today was even better than usual. As I left my neighborhood on my way to work this morning, I passed my local polling place and saw that there were virtually no parking places left. Now, this was at a fairly large church, so parking should not have been a problem. As I drove by, I was thankful that I had voted early and also mused on the following items:

1. Where else in the world can you be so free and open about your opinion? If you think Kerry would be a failure, say it. If you think the President is a bumbling fool, go a head and say it. You will find some who agree with you and some who think you are the bumbling fool. What you won’t find is a bunch of thugs hired by the President to rub out your children because of your opinion.

2. How wonderful is it that, no matter who wins the election, this is still the greatest country on earth. So what if your guy doesn’t win? Despite what many politicos will have you believe, America will not go to hell in the next 4 years. It didn’t spell doom for us when Nixon disgraced the office in 1974 and it didn’t spell doom when Monica went down on Bill in Oval Office. Thankfully, our founding fathers put a system of checks and balances in place to keep one person from sinking the country.

3. A peaceful transfer of power if Kerry wins, and a peaceful transition into a second term if Bush wins. We have never had bloodshed or a coup in this country.

4. Finally, how great is it to fight, argue, name-call, etc., with fellow citizens over political views? I may be right, you may be right, we both may be wrong on any given subject. However, at the end of the day, we are still Americans and we still live in the most wonderful country on this planet. We will unite when it is needed and we will argue and debate when we can. My view has no more merit on election day than any one else’s opinion.

Thank God for the United States of America! May we all come together after today and work with the President Elect to keep this the greatest country on earth.


Kat said...

On my way to the polls, I noticed, not just political signs, but a huge number of American flags. Not that my neighborhood is without them, but it just seemed like everyone was flying the colors. Cars and trucks had them attached and flying high.

Yes sir, where else would you get such emotion?

Buck said...

Regarding #3: 1861-1865…our government went seriously awry with disastrous consequences and we’re still suffering from today. It happened once, we all should guard against it happening again. This might be something worth going over elsewhere

Otherwise I couldn’t agree more. God has blessed America

Vaporchild said...

Your final comments are so important concerning the president elect; support as Americans, especially in these times. I was fully prepared to stand with Kerry as my president if the wind blew as such, albeit not in total agreement with the man's ideology. He would garner my support by virtue of the office. But today, I see Kerry supporters screaming "Not, my vote - not my president" in reaction to the reelection of the incumbent.
It's not the dissent, but the lack of respect that makes me crazy. Come on, people!