Despite the grueling 102+ temperatures in Phoenix, new American citizen, Rick__ Crosby, braved the severe heat this afternoon to do what many Americans don’t bother doing: Vote! Crosby, a native Canadian, apparent by his voting apparel choice, jumped through the rigmarole of the USCIS hoops so that he would have a say in how America is being governed.
Crosby probably did more research for this Republican Primary than most Americans have done in their entire life of voting. He phoned the candidates… several times. He asked tough questions about issues and government policies. He told his wife who to vote for. He actually read the voter guide online after his wife threw away the printed guide that came in the mail. He personally completed the surveys on the voter guide to see which candidates lined up with his beliefs. (SOOSOSSOOOOSSS) Look familiar? He even figured out what the S’s and O’s stand for!
When Crosby arrived his neighboring polling station, his personal photographer was prohibited from taking pictures inside the voting area. That didn’t stop Crosby. He marched in, flashed his driver’s license, walked over the the flimsy, portable voting “booths” and pulled his pre-prepared sample ballot from his pocket. It was a proud American moment. His photographer did inform the seven members of the polling station volunteer staff that it was Crosby’s first time voting as an American. The staff was impressed, to say the least. When Crosby completed his official ballot and turned toward the vote counting machine, all seven volunteers, along with his personal photographer, stood and applauded his valiant display of patriotism and responsibility.
If you are an American and you didn’t exercise your personal responsibility to vote, shame on you. Yes, that’s right…. shame. Newly sworn-in American citizens like Crosby paid the price for this right that came free by birth to so many. It is upstanding patriots like Rick__ Crosby who will determine who runs our country and how it is run. If you did vote, THANK YOU! Be proud! Wear the red, white and blue sticker with pride. The United States of America is the best country in the world!
(Is anyone else sensing a subliminal message here???)