All over America, today is voting day. There are no Congressfolk nor Presidents to be elected, but if you do not vote you have no right to complain.

Wife and I voted on Amendments to the Texas Constitution last week, in “early voting.” We have an arcane requirement that actual People have to ratify (or not) some of the things our Legislature does.

Son will vote on Mayor, City Council, and the aforementioned Amendments.

Whatever your convictions are, whatever issues or candidates are on your ballot, today is your opportunity to make a difference.

VOTE! Or don’t complain. Even if you lose, you have registered your opinion in the only poll that counts:  the Voting Poll (and it is far greater than any sponsored by pundits, media, or politicos).

Friday was once known as Armistice Day. Grandfather and Great-Uncle (and perhaps some others) welcomed it. One spent forty years in VA hospitals; the other was awarded the Croix de Guerre and was too modest to mention why. Perhaps the 150 Americans who went into a trench and the twenty that came out had something to do with it.

For centuries, ordinary Americans have fought and sometimes died to preserve The Vote for themselves and every other American. Please do your part and VOTE!