To take a stand for something. It should always be the unique and gratifying feeling of unrivaled empowerment and sense of purpose. It’s very easy for us to become complacent, so set in our ways and to focus only on ourselves, but I do truly believe that we all want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. To stand up for our beliefs, our rights, and voice our true convictions within our republic.

This election cycle presents us with that rare opportunity. Over the course of this troubled campaign for both candidates, we’ve watched on as our country has become more obscenely divided and unwilling for compromise. 

With that in mind, there has never been a more appropriate time to make sure your voice is heard. Do not lurk in the shadows frightened to voice your opinion. America is a country that used to stand humble, quietly cultivating the greatest world economy and military presence this world has ever seen while maintaining a freedom greater than any nation to ever exist. We stood up for what was right. We sacrificed for our country and our neighbors. We made the type of technological advances that crippled other countries in our wake. Let’s be that country again. Don’t beat your chests in pride, but be humbly cognizant that you’re part of the greater puzzle that makes America ours

Let’s be that country; no, let’s be those people again. Pounding our chest and boasting claims of success or belittling others We’re better than that, and let’s prove it this Tuesday. Take a stand.

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