Polls are for pollsters. If you want to know what America is thinking, go to a shopping center parking lot and look into their eyes as the people hustle in and out of the stores. Pay close attention to their stride and ages. Notice the bent backs and legs that are hard to lift. Look closely at the lines in the faces of the young mothers and fathers: lines drawn by uncertainty and fear for tomorrow —tomorrows that should be full of hopes and dreams have become dreadful fears of what shall we do or what can we do.
My nephew, a 19-year-old father, was killed in Iraq; his 6 year-old-son said to me, “I didn’t even get to hear his voice.” Two of my other nephews are headed for Afghanistan.
Republicans have had no trouble saying no to improving the quality of your life. Just say no to electing them.
— Janice Poteat Hensley