Show up or shut up!!!
By Earnest Gates
We all have been following this election for the past 20 months. We have seen Senator Barack Obama go from a long shot to the presumptive nominee to the first African American Presidential candidate in the history of this country.
It has been a long ride. The day that we have all waited for is just about upon us. As of Monday, October 20th, here in Texas we have the opportunity to cast our vote. It is time to put all talk aside and voice your opinion by voting.
You don’t have to debate with anyone who has different political views than you. All you have to do is cast your ballot. But if you don’t, don’t even think about complaining about the outcome.
Since voter suppression, voter fraud, and voter intimidation have become hot topics, this should not be as much of an issue as it was in 2000 or 2004. The ball is in your court. If you don’t show up, then shut up for 4 whole years!