Cumberland Times-News

Opinion

November 8, 2012

Thanks to all who voted this year, whoever you may be

I would just like to say thank you to everyone out there who voted this year — the dreamers, the thinkers, the geeks, the freaks, the gays, the straights, the women, the men, the hippies and the yuppies, the country boys and the city girls, the college kids and our seniors, our veterans and our OWSers.

Americans of all races, economic stations, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations, the browns, the yellows, the reds, whites and blues. You’ve proven there is still Hope for the future to Change, that we don’t turn our backs on each other.

That we are all in it together, that the rich can’t make it without the middle class, and that it is incumbent upon all of us to help care for our nations poor and underpriveleged. Thank you.

Thank you for restoring one man’s faith that we are a nation of sanity and compassion, of justice and fairness, of equality and acceptance, of diversity and flavor, of pragmatism and wit ... a people who reject bigotry, paranoia, hatred and divisiveness ... a people who understand that the truth is not mutable.

That lies and falsehoods will not carry the day ... that context cannot simply be jettisoned if in fact the whole truth is what we seek.

Thank you.

Thank you to those unwilling to accept the revisionist histories and economic theories, to those with their eyes open, to those who’ve honestly been paying attention and doing their homework, who’ve formed their views based on varied credible sources of information ... those who don’t cover their eyes and ears and “pretend” the truth out of existence if it isn’t what they thought they wanted to hear. Thank you.

Eli Dicken

Cumberland

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