Join the fight for freedom
The smoke had not even begun to settle
on Manhattan's ground zero before Americans desperately began to ask each
other what they could do to help.
Some people flocked to centers where they
could donate blood. Others donated money to the families of the victims.
Virtually everyone prayed. And
while you'd expect the country's citizens
to have their hands tied, we broke free and poured amazing amounts of support
into the veins, the pockets and
the hearts of those who needed our help.
Now we're at war and our military needs
our support. You absolutely cannot go anywhere these days without seeing
American flags or other patriotic
symbols blaring out to the entire world.
We're still standing, and Americans are helping fight this war by showing
But many people still want to do more.
Driving around with an American flag hooked on your car can only feel so
good. Typical of our undying
patriotism, we still want to provide more
help. Today is your lucky day.
Today, Houstonians will elect their new
political representation. We will also vote on several propositions and
make decisions regarding a myriad of city
Voter turnout for local elections has always
been notoriously low. Citizens often underestimate the importance of local
elections and simply choose not
But allow me to supply the reader with
a gentle reminder. Why was this nation formed in the first place? Why did
we, a collection of unorganized
underdogs, even challenge the world superpower
of Great Britain to begin with?
Because we were tired of being pushed around
by a government we didn't even get to choose. We were sick of paying their
stupid taxes and taking
flack from this decentralized government
across the Atlantic Ocean. Even though the colonies lacked a formal military
and the money to fight a war, we
took dead aim on the Brits and we took
Ever since the birth of our nation, our
liberties have been challenged. We've fought war after war, and fended
off any fool who attempted to strip us of
what we achieved through the Revolutionary
Men and women have died to protect us,
and men and women will die in Afghanistan to preserve our liberties.
Simply put, too many people have shed blood
and died for you not to get up and vote today. As much as we'd all love
to rush Osama bin Laden and
destroy that coward, we can only do so
much from here. What better way to show your support than to practice an
activity that is the cornerstone of
Choose your representation. Defeat discrimination
and vote no on City Proposition 2. Call the shots regarding light rail
and city bonds. We've given
blood, and we've given money. We've prayed
for our nation and we've raised our flags. Today, we vote. Help fight this
war from Houston and stand and