Remember, Remember the 5th of November

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    Remember, Remember the 5th of November

    It’s ironic that I use this phrase for my title. Yes, it’s from V for Vendetta but here it takes on albeit a different meaning.

    I will admit, I myself am a Liberal supporting Barack Obama and Joe Biden for the highest offices in the land. I find the McCain/Palin ticket to be a horrible mistake for America if elected.

    However, here I put aside my political leanings for this piece and instead would like to say a couple things.

    On November 5th, no matter who is elected we must not stop as a nation and Americans in asking for the best from our government. We must not stop asking questions, demanding answers, and of course demanding the truth. If the last eight years have been any example, for the most part we have failed as a nation.

    We did not question when our Gov’t wanted support to invade for Iraq as a majority. We have now found out that our original reasons for the invasion of Iraq are proven false. This is not only a stain on our current American standing but in history for us to allow as a nation for such a thing to occur.

    On November 5th, things like Poverty, Global Warming, the Economic Crisis, and the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq will not suddenly end. Our next president will be looked upon to solve such problems. We do not need a leader, we have leaders a dime a dozen. What we need now as a country is a Statesman.

    A Statesman or someone who can not only lead but is regarded as a disinterested promoter of the public good.

    Now, I realize that to many this may be the obvious but I paraphrase George Orwell when he said “The first duty is the restatement of the obvious.”

    I have looked around to my generation, and the generations older then us and I have seen such excitement and energy that did not exist unless you look back over forty years when Robert F. Kennedy ran for the presidency before he was tragically gunned down.

    Now, what we need to do is bottle that energy, keep it alive, and continue to use it after November 4th. Voting is only a small drop in the bucket of freedom and democracy.

    So on November 4th if you are voting, no matter who you are voting for remember this. It does not matter if you vote Democrat, Republican, or third party. There are no blue or red states when it comes down to it. There is no Liberal or Conservative America. There is simply America and we should act as such.

    In closing, I will leave you with a quote and hope that the words I say here will not be forgotten.

    “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
     
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    Talk is cheap--I expect action. I don't need inspiration nor charismatic flair. I have heard the democrats whine for years. Merely occupying the white house and congress is not action--it is not progressing. If they end up there it is because people expect them to DO SOMETHING. Time's a ticking and we don't have time for pretty speeches.
     
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    The Democrats have done such a great job in Congress for the past 2 years. It's gonna be great with Obama!
     
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    Well obviously people would be asking for action through question.

    Figures my regular "you don't know what your talking about" folks would find something wrong with this.
     
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    Not bad for a High School student. ;)
     
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    I'll take that as a compliment I suppose. :tongue:

    By the way, congrats Crimson. Just noticed your new title. :lol:
     
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    I must say I agree with Crimson.

    This ship will sail on course as it has done for 200 years or so..regardless of who wins tomorrow.
     
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    Ever hear Lennon's "Remember"?
     
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    Thank you for the congrats. I don't think many people have noticed yet. Just happened last night.
     
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    Excellent song.

    Though I would like a more indepth answer on what you think if you don't mind. :D
     

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