Thursday, May 31, 2012

Been On The Road

I've had the pleasure of being out with voters, candidates and their staffs lately and I am heartened. I have met with people who are knowledgeable and motivated and are now engaged in the political process at the local, state and national level. They know the issues and, more importantly, the laws affecting the current and coming elections, how they must legally act and are aware of what they must look for as others attempt to game the system in attempts to illegally win elections.

Yesterday I met two very different voters who purposely visited a headquarters to offer their support as volunteer campaign workers. Both are naturalized citizens, but one came from a nearby country while the other came from a far away country, one is retired while the other is really just starting their career. They share a passion in that they both came from places that the United States now seems to want to emulate and this mistaken change more than worries them. In different way they both said we must help stop this mistake because a changed more powerful America government, that liberals and progressives envision, will create yet another gray and heavy presence that deprives entire nations of the joy and drive necessary to become ever greater. These two know so because they have lived both ways.

They actually love America. They love life. Those qualities should not be confused with simply living the dream because they are ready to fight for their beliefs that are more American than many who were born here. This is the America I know and love. Each visit and each campaign re-energizes me.

Back to work. Happily so.