I just told someone I work with that I am voting for Obama.
Their response, “That’s because you don’t own anything!”
OOOOOO, so that’s it? It has nothing to do with wanting a president who will tax those who own too much? It has nothing to do with the fact that I want a president who is concerned with education not just veterans and a war that’s going nowhere? It has nothing to do with the fact that the idea of Sarah Palin being even remotely able to be the leader of the US keeps me up at night?
It’s just because I don’t own anything.
Well, here’s some news. I DO own something. I own my body and should be able to do whatever I want with it. I own my mind and should be able to think what I want, when I want, where I want. I own my pride in my country, that doesn’t make me blind to the fact that there are issues with it.
I own my freedom and would like to know how the Iraqi war really is defending it? I want to know what we win? How do we determine we have won the war? When all of the Iraqis are dead? How many more of our military men and women have to die before we’ve won? It seemed to me that the objective was to get Sadaam Hussein out of there…he’s been gone awhile and yet $10 billion a month goes there while our financial system crumbles.
I would like to own my future, but I don’t know that I do. I do know this, I own my vote and it is going to Barack Obama. Not because I’m voting AGAINST someone, not because I’m a bleeding heart liberal, not because I don’t “own” anything. I’m voting for him because he exemplifies what this country could be, a place of hope, a place of change, a place of honor and he will be a leader I can be proud of.