March 4th, 2015
The Fate Of The Entire World Is In Your Hands, America
Every four years the residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia get together to decide the fate of the world. We call it “voting for President” locally, but make no mistake – our minute in the polling booth resonates across every country on the face of the earth.
America is the sole superpower in the world. We have more influence over world events than anyone else. We have the most powerful military, and the strongest economy. When we make a decision like this it ripples around the world and back.
Don’t take this lightly. Not only does the future depend on your vote, but you owe the past a debt as well. America didn’t get here by accident. Sure, an ocean on each side helps, but the democratic selection of leaders and the peaceful transition of power are key to our continued strength. We matter to an extraordinary level.
There isn’t any doubt about who I support in this election. Like any human being, President Obama is flawed, but I truly believe he is a good man who is doing what is right for the country. We have emerged from the nearly decades-long darkness of the Bush administration, a collapse of leadership that harmed America’s economy and national security. Our most dangerous enemies are either dead or on their way there while the economy is recovering and the Bush recession is in retreat.
Obama’s administration has appointed people who believe in science, believe in data, and largely make key decisions that reflect those values. We don’t have polluters pushing pollution under the moniker of “healthy skies.” We don’t have an attorney general who won’t fight for civil rights. We have a vice president who believes in fighting for the working class, not one who thinks American soldiers aren’t worthy of honest decision making.
The Obama administration believes in the fundamentally American value of progress, while Romney and the people he would appoint believe in holding on to some of the worst ideas of the past in service of an increasingly narrow spectrum of America.
Progress made America great.
It’s why we chose democracy over monarchy, equality over injustice, and time and again – hope and courage over fear itself.
The decision each voting American makes will affect the lives of every man, woman, and child on planet earth. Every vote matters.
Voting is a civic duty, people died to give you that right. We’re Americans, and that’s pretty awesome.
March 3rd, 2015