The buzz is in the air as friends, family, social media, the news, emails and poll standers remind us to vote. Those who have worked tirelessly for months on end have anticipated this day when all their efforts come to an apex. It’s Election Day in Texas with the primary that will determine who moves on to the general election in November.
On the heels of Memorial Day, the reality presents itself once again that we are an exceptional nation, built on the foundation of life, liberty and the freedom to pursue happiness. Many fought and died for the opportunity we have to vote. They fought for the underlying principle that makes America work—representation based on the rule of law. As President Calvin Coolidge stated: “If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government…. The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless citizens perform their duties there, such a system of government is doomed to failure.”
It is with this occasion that we have the opportunity to voice who will represent us. It is the time to determine which candidate is best prepared both ideologically and with the skill set to represent the ideals for which our Founding Fathers established this nation and state.
As you head to the ballot box, remember these words from Samuel Adams: “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual–or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”