I believe we have a “national debt” that no candidate, party or program has addressed and cannot be paid down with currency or economic plans. It is the debt we owe, as a people, to the men and women who have fought and died for our right to vote.
On Veterans Day, we will hear well-deserved praise of those who have served so that we may continue to live as a free people. Yet, when it comes time to vote, many elections are decided by ever increasingly smaller percentages of eligible voters.
According to a report by the Bipartisan Policy Center in November 2012, some 93 million eligible citizens did not vote. May I suggest that in the next and all future elections – local, state and federal – especially if related to or know of someone who fought or died fighting for our country, go to the polls and vote in their honor or in their memory?
Is there better evidence of the value we place on the sacrifices they, and their families, made and continue making to this day?