Abraham Lincoln said, "Ballots are more effective than bullets." Have you ever thought of the election process as an investment? The man who said over 200 years ago, "Give me liberty or give me death," was about to make an investment. What about this one? "I regret that I have only one life to lose for my country." We all know the very favorable return that came out of those investments. It became our home sweet home as Americans.
What about today? We are getting off cheap. The election process is about the only ordeal of freedom that most of us endure. Are you invested? Have you looked at the candidates and chosen? How much time and treasure do you have in your decision?
The answer will be your return and your children's return on the investment. In the previous quotes, I think Patrick Henry and Nathan Hale had it right. "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." And so did Plato.