Dear US Voters:
With the elections only a short time away it is time to really think about who we want to be president for the next four years. I personally can not wait to cast my vote and let the marbles lie where they fall. But, I will remember some the headlines in the papers over the past few months like:
It is not surprising that the ruling party wants an ownership society, since they already own almost everything. After working all my life and raising my children I own very little. My second-hand car and my home are owned by the bank, while my children's college loans, gas, oil, food, and electric bills are rising and my pay stays the same. Things have not gotten easier over the past four years; they have gotten harder, and my retirement date continues to slide farther and farther into the future. It is time for a change in leadership that will focus on making it easier for the have-nots, not the haves.
As you enter the voting booth, you should think about the past four years and ask yourself if you can afford another four years. Are we safer and will our country be respected more, or will we continue a path that will lead to more disparity of wealth, war, higher prices, a larger deficit, and more fear? For the many of us who have seen the truth, the struggle must continue after November 2, whether we win or lose. Don't give up the fight for a better tomorrow when we all can share in the wealth and beauty of our world.
This story was published on October 22, 2004.