Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Vote. It matters.

Written By: Bob - Nov• 05•12

I’ve heard it all before.

“My one vote doesn’t matter.”

Florida was won, a Presidency decided, and a future set because 537 Americans honored the sacrifice of their forefathers and voted. Just a scant handful, in a nation of 300 million.

Your vote matters.

Perhaps  you remain unconvinced of the power of your one vote. Fair enough. If that is how you feel, don’t vote for yourself. Vote to honor your family members who have worn the uniform of you nation. Vote to honor the thousands of Americans in combat outposts right now that may not be able to vote, because they want to protect that right for you.

PFC Kyle Hockenberry, who was injured in an improvised explosive device attack, is treated by flight medic Cpl. Amanda Mosher while being transported by medevac helicopter to the Role 3 hospital at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan on June 15, 2011. Laura Rauch / © Stars and Stripes

Millions of Americans have put their lives on the line to ensure your liberty. Hundreds of thousands of them died. Ten of thousands of them never came home, and lie in sacred ground on foreign shores or in the black of oceans deep.

Vote for those who fell at Lexington, Tripoli, New Orleans, Gettysburg, Belleau Wood, Normandy, Chosin, Hue, Beirut, Fallujah, the Korengal Valley, and Benghazi.

Vote to honor the fallen.

Vote for the broken.

Vote for those who have seen the worst in man, but would do it all again, for you and this Republic.

Validate their sacrifice.

Prove that you were worthy.


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  1. captainfish says:


  2. Steven says:

    About that pic:
    God Bless. He guards the door at night when you sleep, runs TOWARDS the sound of gunfire, and gives up years at a time of his life for others.

    Isaiah 6:8
    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

    And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

  3. melensdad says:

    Got to the polling place this morning 2 minutes after they opened up.

    The line was already snaked outside the building. Probably 100 people in front of me.

    No Obama signs in front of the school where I vote in rural N.W. Indiana. Nobody working for the Democrats working the polling area at all this morning. But back in 2008 there were Obama signs dotting the street in front of the polling place when I went to vote and a posse of Democrats passing out buttons, stickers, and literature. In fact I’ve not seen ANY Obama signs in yards anywhere in my area. Bumper stickers are pretty rare out here too.

    While we live in Indiana, we cross the state line and send our daughter to school in Illinois at a private school and there are plenty of Obama bumper stickers on cars, but again, far fewer than in 2008. Seems like 50% or more of the cars in the private school parking lot in 2008 had Obama stickers on them, this year I’m seeing maybe 20% of the cars with Obama bumper stickers.

    I’m feeling pretty good about Obama singing his swan song.


  4. Catseye says:

    Voted at 1 PM never seen that many people at the polling station before, never. It’s a majority Republican County in Oakland Michigan.

  5. Jeff Hoser says:

    The lasts time I saw a voter turnout this big in little part of NW NJ the actor won..

    And vote, by all means vote for the thousands of our Service People that were once again disenfranchised by their CIC and bureaucratic incompetence ! >Millwright