There is a lot of nervous energy going around the political circles as the candidates wait for your decision on their fates.

Remember that as you vote today - YOU hold the politicians future in YOUR hand and once they are elected YOU have the right to hold them accountable. That is the democratic process and how it works. We pay them to work for US.

We, the taxpayer keep forgetting that we have the power.

By exercising our right to vote we keep our power. Please remember that there are men and women who have laid their lives on the line that we here in this country might live in relative freedom and peace - we OWE it to them to be patriotic and to exercise the freedoms and the rights that they have fought for. What good are they if we don't use them?

Our soldiers are the protectors, the defenders of the rights and freedoms of this country and we are the people they are protecting them for - we need to honor their sacrifices, their lives by using the tools that they have protected for us.

The OBLIGATION to vote is something each Canadian needs to feel.  We will never attract quality people to office until we change our views on their role in office.

We - the people - MUST DEMAND the best out of whom we are presented with.

We are not obligated to the politician - we are obligated to our children, our families, ourselves and our SOLDIERS.

Please don't let their lives be in vain, take that hour out of your busy life and take charge, take control of your FREEDOM. If you don't - who will? It is complacency that is our biggest enemy.

I leave you with a few quotes on Voting:
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. William E Simon
(The same is true in Ottawa or city hall)

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”  Lyndon B Johnson

One sad note out of the Fraser Valley of BC.

Ma Hawkins - one of the most tireless volunteers the motorcycle community and underprivileged children of the lower mainland had was in a car accident Saturday night before the Fraser Valley Toy Run and has passed from her injuries. My heart goes out to the people whose lives Ma touched...her family and her extended family.

Belt Drive Betty
Ride & Editor

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