There is a Time
From scripture to song it has often been said: there is a time for every purpose under heaven.
Tuesday is the time to vote.
Voting is to democracy what oxygen is to life, what melody is to music, what passion is to love. You can’t have one without the other.
There can be no excuses. It is time to forget about the incessant, often silly, even more often boring political adds with which we have been bombarded for weeks on end. It is time to set aside the deceptions and half truths that fill the campaign rhetoric from all quarters. It is time to ignore the legitimate intuition that (as Jefferson and DeTocqueville reminded us) the vote alone is not enough to sustain a democratic republic. It is time to disregard the mathematics of one choice tossed into a sea of thousands.
Democracy, like life, has its ups and downs. But as we still breath, we still must vote.
It is time to go to the polls.
been especially true in our commitment to political activism of all kinds from
town meeting to our state-wide elections. Political scientists every where are
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At a time when the polling booth has been made more and more asscessable to more and more citizens, people are voting less and less. American’s are asked only once every for years to spend only a half hour or so to choose the most powerful person on the planet – the person who can do more good or ill than any other person in history. Barely 50% of the eligible voters of this nation take the time to do so.
It is time for Vermonters to step forward – if not for ourselves, if not our beloved state, then for our country.
Let’s show them how it’s done.
If you don’t have the time to vote Tuesday… make the time.