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why?

Today is a defining moment in the history of our nation. I have already cast my ballot for the next President of the United States. And if you have not voted, I urge you to go to the polls before the day is done.

The future of our nation is being determined by our actions today. I know the kind of country I long for, and I know the qualities and values I want to see in my President.

It is also exciting to think that we are again making history. We have had eight years of strong leadership with our nation’s first African American President. Now, we can hopefully look forward to having our first female President.

Today is the day. Please vote. Nothing else is as important. Whatever else you do today, vote.

acknowledging reality

Much has been made of President Obama’s recent statements  delivered in Florida. I am in the camp that believes the statements should have come much sooner, been far more forceful, and followed with stronger action.

It’s past time to acknowledge reality, accept the scientific data, and come to the realization that we are destroying this beautiful planet we call home. Ignoring the truth before our eyes cannot be excused, especially by those in leadership.

Many of our political leaders live inside a bubble of wealth and privilege, completely out of touch with reality. They are too blinded by greed and partisan politics to acknowledge the truth of climate change.

Shame on them. And shame on those who vote to keep them in office.

We need to openly address climate change and be honest enough to call a spade a spade.  The words “global warming” are not obscene. The real obscenity ignoring them and not acknowledging reality.

I applaud the President’s statements. Now, let’s see something more than just words.

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