Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Is it really all over, already?

Here it is March 11, 2008 and the mainstream, self-proclaimed pundits have decided that the liberals and socialists of the Democrat party will sweep to a major victory on November 4, 2008 [1]. My initial reaction was to thank the Lord that this farce was finally over but then it occurred to me: me and you and every other voter in America. Yup, this has all but been decided and we didn't have to do a damned thing except absorb a mass media pounding almost every moment since November 2004.

The more I thought about this, the more I realized just how ticked off this political wetdream material was making me. The speculation about possible results didn't bother me - that's just human nature. No, it was the tone and attitude of the story that got to me. They believe that we are sheep that can be herded onto the floor of killing house.

While it is true that the choice of Presidential candidates is pretty well narrowed down, that is one one small part of the process, a single race amongst hundreds, if not thousands of other races and issues to be decided Election Day 2008. Senate, House, state, local and board of education races are but part of what WE THE PEOPLE must decide come November 4, 2008. Not the media. Not the pollsters. Not the talking heads or media snippers.

WE THE PEOPLE.

Powerful words. Strong words. A single statement that has battle cry of this great nation since 1776. Words that have been defended, bathed in blood and washed in the tears of grieving loved ones. Words that have earned respect and honor.

Isn't it time that we put away our self-absorption and remember that the word WE is all inclusive. It means all of us. It means that each and every citizen has the duty and responsibility to be an active and well informed participant. It means that we can no longer sit on our collective dead rumps and take care of our business.

We do not have a right to great candidates or feel good issues but we do have the right to make our voices heard.

[1]Which Democrat Has Bigger Coattails?

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