Okay, so maybe you don't. Maybe you enjoy reading all of those forwarded e-mails. Maybe you're one of the people that just can't help but believe that everything that you find cute/moving/interesting/whatever has to be shared with every person in your address book. If you forward stuff to me on a regular basis, chances are that I never read them. It may even be true that your e-mails have been blocked or go directly to a spam folder. In any case, this is one of those e-mails.
Except, I asked for this one to be forwarded to me.
After receiving it, I did a little bit of checking up on it. The reporter, Charlie Reese is a real guy and really wrote the piece for the Orlando Sentinel. It was actually first written in the early 1980's and has been revised and republished several times. Names were changed to keep up with current elected officials; military campaigns were changed to be current day events. The overall message has remained the same.
It's a bit of a read...but take the time to read it. Read it all.
And then take the time to share it.
I know, I know...I don't like forwards and you probably don't either. If you don't believe that our system is a mess and needs to be fixed, well then, do nothing and be content with a government that is no longer the government of the people. Otherwise, share this link on your Facebook or Twitter accounts, and send the link to your friends. It won't matter if you're a Republican or a Democrat, a conservative or a liberal.
We have the power to vote these jokers out of office.
The e-mail I received ended with a wish that this would make it's way around the entire USA--at least 545 times!
Charley Reese's Final Column for the Orlando Sentinel...