Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on March 28, 2012
What made America great? We decided to be number one.
So why might we lose our edge along the way?
By settling for less than the best.
That’s what we do every time we vote for someone who doesn’t inspire us. We settle, because we think our vote doesn’t matter anymore.
Stop thinking like that! Stop thinking that the “only people who win are one of the two party leaders.” That’s defeatist thinking. If you want to get out of your rut, you have to do something different. The only way to change, to really change, is to stop doing the same thing over and over.
We’re better than that, America! We are the innovators, the forward thinkers, we’re the cutting edge of the world when we want to be! Look at Steve Jobs; he never settled for anything less than the best. Why should we?
We need a leader with vision. We need someone who can rally our citizens around the idea that we can get off of oil and gas; that we can stop the insane political maelstrom that is our government, and that we can stop being bullies by occupying the world and just come back home, to our families, and love love love them! That’s all that matters, anyway.
So next time you go to the polls, take charge of your future and vote for someone who you like, not for someone who has a nefarious background of taking money for splashy campaign ads and Google blasts and campaign financing parties and big bonanzas. Tell your politicians you’re sick of the advertising, and you’ll take your down home neighborhood engineer or businessman or mother of three over a slick, cynical politician any day. Most of all, get out and VOTE. It is up to us to change US.