Walt Disney once wrote:
“Once a man has tasted freedom he will never be content to be a slave. That is why I believe that this frightfulness we see everywhere today is only temporary. Tomorrow will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life. All men will want to be free and share our way of life. There must be so much that I should have said, but haven’t. What I will say now is just what most of us are probably thinking every day. I thank God and America for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy and freedom.“ (bold added)
Clearly to keep America alive and to provide for a great, big beautiful tomorrow, we need to all vote. It is the hope of so many around the world who do not have that right or privilege. Is selecting the right person to lead your country important to you? Walt again wrote:
“As I see it, a person’s culture represents his appraisal of the things that make up his life. And a fellow becomes cultured, I believe, by selecting that which is fine and beautiful in life and throwing aside that which is mediocre or phony. Sort of a series of free, very personal choices, you might say. If this is true, then I think it follows that ‘freedom’ is the most precious word to culture. Freedom to believe what you choose and read, think and say and be with what you choose. In America, we are guaranteed those freedoms. It is the constitutional privilege of every American to become cultured or to grow up like Donald Duck. I believe that this spiritual and intellectual freedom which we Americans enjoy is our greatest blessing. Therefore it seems to me, that the first duty of culture is to defend freedom.” (bold added)
Let’s not be a Donald Duck. Let’s get out the vote and choose the individual we need to vote for. Let today be a first step toward a great, big beautiful tomorrow.