Duty must override enthusiasm. A sober assessment must overcome ambivalence, confusion, and fear mongering.
The water cooler discussion concludes with, "I don't identify with the candidates," therefore, I am not going to vote. The convenient option of an agreement is not available tomorrow. We are required to do the hard work and make a decision with known facts.
Every day hundreds of decisions made. Major decisions demand much energy to conduct proper research. Many have made tomorrow's decision daily since the campaigns started and it hasn't gotten any easier. Memories of the flippant Brexit voters on the evening news, flash through the mind's eye, driving home the need to make a perfect choice.
The campaigns chose to epitomize gutter politics. We can choose differently.
At least 1,319,943 military men and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice, from the Revolutionary days of 1776 to present day. Millions more went missing or were injured. Millions more returned home to build families and strengthen this country.
This Friday, the US celebrates Veterans Day, honoring those that have served the country through military service. It is fitting that tomorrow, we exercise a freedom that is unique in world history.
Our soldiers have spilled their crimson blood on foreign soil, allowing burqa-covered women in Iraq to raise a purple thumb to demonstrate their gratitude.
You and I must enter the polling booth and do the heavy lifting required to deliver the decision the country demands.
Your voice matters, and it is time to earn your "I voted" sticker.