Know the difference between what is right and what is wrong
for a proud nation of independent achievers
Know the difference between a free democracy
and a government-controlled regime
Know the promise of America, its achievements,
and the strength of its patriots
Know the difference between emphatic,
hollow promises of undefined change
to frustrated folks and underachievers
and a firm message that instills faith in each individual
with true experience, sacrifice, conquest,
and the spirit that has made us
the strongest nation in the world.
Know the difference between citing problems
and finding solutions,
complaining and rejoicing,
order and imposed order
Know that we are Americans
as so many have forgotten what that means
or are just too lazy to live that role
Know that this is a place where anyone can rise
from the humblest of backgrounds
to achieve the loftiest of goals and dreams
Know that there is bitterness, envy, and greed
in any philosophy that would take those dreams away
or penalize those who have achieved them.
Know the facts, the records, the votes
and moreover the clear character of our elected officials,
lest we forget, they are not our leaders but our servants.
Take control of your lives, your finances,
careers, and your families,
as it is simply pathetic that anyone
should rely on a bureaucracy
to assume those responsibilities.
Know that there is a huge well-financed movement
that wants to reshape and destroy
our great independent republic.
Don’t vote with your hearts
Vote with logic, knowledge, pragmatism,
and use (or quickly develop some) street smarts
‘cause being a subject of beauracracy is not the answer,
never has been,
and Chicago’s smelling real fishy.
Sad but oh so true .
(shouldn't all voters be required to pass a test?)