The Power of the Vote

ballotbox Whatever your political persuasion, I believe you must acknowledge that today’s special election in Massachusetts illustrates that a citizen’s personal vote still holds sway in American politics.  A fairly small percentage of the electorate in one small state has effected, perhaps profoundly, the balance of power in Congress, and has signaled a substantial change in momentum for a movement considered by many to be unstoppable but a short year ago.

In the end, it is the will of the  American people, not that of career politicians, that will lead this great country forward.

May we all remember this example and exercise our freedom to vote whenever we get the chance. Tags: ,

Martin Luther King: High Plane of Dignity

"Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must ever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force."

Martin Luther King, from “I Have a Dream” speech at March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963, Washington, D.C. Tags: , , , ,

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone in the blogosphere! Now is a great time to count our blessings and look forward with eager anticipation to the year ahead.

I am most grateful for my wife and family, my God and faith, my employment and professional opportunity, and the freedoms we enjoy in this great country. And also – being able to post this little article from my iPhone while sitting in an airport.

I look forward to completion of the Oracle/Sun merger, the upcoming marriage of one of my sons, the return of another son from two years in Croatia, teaching my daughter how to drive, and other exciting professional and family opportunities.

It is going to be a great year!