Jimmy Stewart: Look! There it is!
Eugene Pallette: What? Who?
Jimmy Stewart: The Capitol Dome!
That three second scene from Frank Capra's movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, encapsulates the way you and I feel about America. I guess we learned our patriotism at Mr. Smith's knee.
Now, some people go through life "all wised up" as Jean Arthur says in the movie. Cynical. Gritty. They're the ones who growl, "America was never great" and are keen to destroy the glow of glory surrounding our national heroes by telling us how bad they really were. What a sad way of living!
I'm not made that way and neither are you. When it comes to America, we're pure idealists because America is herself an Ideal.
Like Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, I believe the word "America" should always glow in our minds, always bring a lump to the throat, always conjure an image of a shining city on a hill.
Generations come, generations go. America the Ideal always remains. Always striving, sometimes misstepping, correcting her course, always progressing. Sometimes glowing bright, sometimes dimmer. But always inching closer and closer to that Ideal dreamt by our Founding Fathers and encapsulated in our beloved Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights.
As Jimmy Stewart said...
Boys forget what their country means
by just reading "the land of the free" in history books.
Then they get to be men--
they forget even more.
Liberty is too precious a thing
to be buried in books....
Men should hold it up in front of them--
every day of their lives and say:
"I'm free--to think--to speak.
My ancestors couldn't.
And my children will."
The boys outta grow up remembering that.
Every Election Year reminds us to "hold it up in front of" us and marvel that we are "free--to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can."
Everyone has their limits. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took it foregranted that they could do absolutely anything and still receive the vote of the pleasant, peace-loving American people. But they were wrong! They forgot one thing: decency.
Americans are a decent people, they treasure their right to vote and they have morals. They don't like things like treason. Pedophilia. Incest. After the "accidental on purpose" revelation of Hunter Biden's Laptop from Hell, many proactive citizens who voted early are now Googling "How Can I Change My Vote." I love how Fox News titled their article on the topic: Clawing Back Votes.
Turns out, you can change your vote in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and possibly Alaska but each county and/or state has their own specific rules, processes and deadlines.
According to Fox, "Other states allow residents to withdraw their mail-in ballots and vote in-person on Election Day, including Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and New Mexico. Some of these states require voters to sign an affidavit canceling their absentee ballots before voting in person."
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to verify this statement. It is oddly and extraordinarily hard to find this information via Google, as if changing a vote is so unusual. So be relentless. Don't just depend on Google. Call your Secretary of State. Demand the correct answer and correct process.
Here is some basic information and links to the states that allow vote changes and the steps on how to do it.
"You are a liar."
I don't usually engage in personal comments on Twitter but I couldn't let Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair and The New York Times get away with it.
The MSM watched the 4 minute clip of President Trump speaking from Walter Reed.
We, the American people, watched the same 4 minute clip.
We saw our usual strong leader, breathing normally, upbeat, energetic, caring, loving and chomping at the bit to get back to work.
The MSM painted him weak, gasping, coughing, leaning on the table for support, fearing for his life. Bullshit!
They lie. They gaslight us. Or maybe it's some kind of "blab it, grab it" voodoo. They throw their lies out to the Universe hoping some dark power will make their fondest wishes come true.
Hey! I'm grasping at straws here because the MSM defies logic.
This would be a great time in the world
for some man to come along that knew something.
Now that's funny, I don't care who ya are. Republican, Democrat, Independent...Americans just want someone in the White House who knows something. In the days leading up to Election Day, let's not forget to laugh together. It's the shortest distance between people and Heaven knows this nation needs to come together again.
Will Rogers knew that. Born in 1879 in Cherokee Nation, Wikipedia describes Rogers as an "American stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator." Not bad for a High School drop-out.
His genius was making us laugh at ourselves about topics we Americans took much too seriously in the 1930s and still do today. Topics like politics and government. Rogers' quips are as accurate today as they were back then, proving that nothing much ever changes.
Remember, write to your Congressman.
Even if he can’t read, write to him.
Will didn't try to be funny, per se. He just observed America and then reflected ourselves back at us. As he liked to say, "All I know is just what I read in the papers."
For you young whippersnappers, that's several large sheets of printed paper, folded together, that crackles authoritatively when you shake it over your morning coffee. Try that with a Kindle!
Why don’t they pass a Constitutional Amendment
prohibiting anybody from learning anything?
If it works as good as Prohibition did,
in five years we will have the smartest people on earth.
Or just teach Common Core via Zoom. That'll make kids thirst for knowledge...if they aren't arrested for trying to learn like Maverick Stow.
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