The transfer of power, the continual "adjustment" of leadership and approach, even philosophy across the American political landscape amazes me every election day. How privileged we are to possess the right, the obligation to express our views by ballot.
The sometimes brutal, often unfair and inaccurate claims and counter-claims of election campaigns have always been a part of the political process in the United States. While in graduate school, I read scores of newspapers from across the nation dated in the 1830s. The hatred, the tactics, the tone all combined to make for bitter races from state houses to the White House! Like it or not, this combative spirit has been a part of the process from the beginning.
The tone, tactics or tiresome tools of political races must not deter us.
Today is election day!
Today we have the final say, at least until the next time we're asked to vote!
Don't take this amazing right for granted. Unless you've voted early, don't neglect the gift of your freedom.
Don't walk away from the obligation of liberty!