This is not a political statement.  It is a reminder that being an American is an incredible opportunity.  Yet as in any opportunity, you have to take action to seize the opportunity.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the average lifespan is 78.74 years.  This means that for the lucky one who turns 18 at least 30 days before the Presidential Election has 15 times to vote for President.

15 times to take action on your opportunity.

Whether you exercise that right is your choice.  However, when you make that choice to vote or not vote you are expressing your right to either be vocal or non-vocal about the actions of the candidate who wins.

I lost respect for one of The Dallas Morning News columnists on Thursday morning.  James Ragland, who according to the press release from November 20, 2013, when he returned to writing for the paper would be writing ” a new column focused on four substantive topics: race and culture, education, social services and public health”.

This Thursday in his Dallas Morning News column, James Ragland stated that he has not voted since 1980.  How can you be a voice in your community if you are not expressing your opinion about the leadership by taking your right as a citizen of the USA to vote?

I will be voting on Tuesday.  I hope you will join me or have already voted.

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  1. Dear Michael,

    I hope everyone is well. I will not be voting on Tuesday. This might be because I voted 3 days ago. 15 times eh? Interesting. I’ve already used up 12 of them. And my candidate has lost in 6 of them. So I’m batting 500. That’s great for baseball, but this isn’t a baseball game. Thanks for the reminder about my mortality. I needed that. 🙂


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