Time to look to the future rather than past

Published 11:32 am Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It’s the runaway train, the Polar Express and it won’t stop until Nov. 4, 2008.

There won’t be a text message collision on these tracks, because the engineer is focusing on keeping all the passengers safe.

A leader must be humble, but strong in hard times. Hard times are like a mask; you can put it on and take it off. Some people only care about hard times when it affects them. I saw fearful change when the centuries changed from the 20th to the 21st.

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People thought the world would stop; lives were in danger, and money was lost, but there was one thing that the people didn’t do: Listen.

The big words of that time were “what if it would happen?” Guess what, hard times are back especially when it affects all of us.

Now Americans can exercise their right to vote. You are equal to one another, rich or poor, Wall Street and Main Street, because money doesn’t change your ways, it changes your mind and thinking. Every action leads to a reaction. Words are powerful when you put action behind them, which begins movement and shows results of good or bad.

Mark Warner, a former governor of Virginia and a Virginia businessman was the first to put a mobile phone in the automobile, said, Americans have seven steps to take when looking for leadership.

1. Look to the future

2. Focus to the future

3. Look for change

4. Look at the character of the people

5. Look for a different vision for the future

6. Put good people around you for change

7. Look for a leader for all people and both parties

It’s about the future verses the past.

Young voters ages 18 – 25 need to stay focused on what’s happening right here in Lawrence County.

Just recently, a young man named Graham Versey came to Lawrence County and opened field offices in Ironton, South Point and Proctorville, for the Presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama and has generated a power movement in this area more than has happened in the last 25 years. It also shows we need positive changes in our political headquarters to take us all to a different level of life.

We need to get up and fight for different leadership in our parties, Democrat or Republican. This is the information age; networking, laptops, I Pods, cell phones, and blackberries. None of these will work without you, and then and only then you will see your foundation of your families stay on the right track.

It affects all of us. We’re all equal, so go VOTE for a Change. We need one who can get the job done! Barack Obama. As a partnership as neighbors together, we will stand as one nation under God.