November 7, 2006
So here we are, Election Day 2006. Too many people will vote today based on emotion; too many will vote based on feelings. And too many will vote who don’t know what they’re doing, or what they’re asking for. And too few will vote. If trends hold, a majority of eligible voters won’t take the time to inform themselves and to vote for people who best represent their beliefs.
That’s too bad, because by not voting, one is voting. By not voting, one allows things to continue as they are, regardless of which party ends up with a congressional majority. This is an important election. We are voting for people who can tax us more or allow us to keep more of the money we earn. We are voting for people who understand that the war on terrorism will continue no matter the outcome in Iraq. And if we pullout before the job is done in Iraq, the war will get worse and more will die.
So please vote for those you believe will best represent fiscal restraint and understand that this war is more than Iraq. It is a world war and the only way it will end is if we win it. Oh, and pray.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.