Super Tuesday is commonly thought of as the day when we vote for
candidates to elected office. But, it is also the day the
Terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001. To date, there
have been 129 Tuesdays. They can be Vigilant
Tuesdays or Terrorism Tuesdays, depending on how you vote.
If you'd like to cast your vote for Vigilance--31 Tuesdays left to do
Tuesday, February 24,
2004—Ground Zero Plus 895
Super Tuesday: A Day To Vote Against Terrorism
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--Feb 24, 2004 -- We hear a lot about Super
Tuesdays these election days. It is the day that we elect
our Sentinel of Political Vigilance or our Beast of Political Terror.
are the days we can elect .....
Super Tuesday is more
than electing a political leader; it is the bellwether day of National
Security; the day we all need to take a deep breath
and remind ourselves that just outside our door, lurking in the
bushes, trying to hide in the shadows of our Complacency, hunkers the
Beast of Terror, sharpening his or her fangs.
For some, the
election of a politician is all about "good" versus "evil,"
"right" vs. "wrong."
Sentinels of Political Vigilance
When we cast our vote "for" someone, we are voting for a Sentinel of Vigilance.
We are voting for the man or woman who will guard our financial
assets, protect our children, and preserve our rights as we define
them. If the wrong person wins the election, many feel
they been invaded by the Beast of
Terrorism is real
Political Terrorism is often as real to those who feel they suffer
from it as it is to people who dodge bullets and booby traps.
Domestic Terrorism can
translate to joblessness, lack of health care, increases in crime, a
weakened stock market, inflation and a host of other disruptions that
undermine the social security of the citizens.
And, the entire
process of electing Terrorists or Sentinels of Vigilance to office
rotates around one day--Tuesday.
Tuesday instead of Monday or Wednesday? It seems the
founders of America didn't want to interfere with people's Sunday.
Back in the "old days" people had to travel from their farms to the
county seat to vote. Setting the vote on Tuesday allowed
them to travel on Monday, relax and vote the following day.
We sometimes forget we vote for a lot of things at local, district,
state and national levels. All those votes are cast on
Terrorism chose to vote on Tuesday also.
September 11, 2001 was a "Black Tuesday"
Tuesday, September 11, 2001, just after 8 a.m., the Terrorists voted
with death and destruction. On that "Black Tuesday"
they elected the Beast
of Terror to rule our land for as long as we let him. We
didn't have much say regarding the vote that day. It was
still recall the silver underbelly of the Terrorist-controlled plane
screaming overhead, hurdling toward the World Trade Center, set to
ignite the massive structure into a holocaust. Terrorism voted
with the blood of nearly 3,000 American citizens. My wife had in
fact just finished voting right before she witnessed the second plane
slamming into the north tower.
Terrorists jammed the ballot box with Fear, Intimidation and
Complacency, the platforms of Terrorism.
But, they didn't win the election.
Vigilance fought back.
Americans voted for Courage to replace Fear,
stood behind Conviction to overcome
Intimidation, and cheered on Right Actions that benefit our Children's Children's
Children to trump Complacency.
And, we are winning, but not without a struggle.
We must not
tire of holding up our Shields and Swords of Vigilance
The struggle is to remind ourselves not to become Complacent.
To not surrender to the Beast of Terror's desire that we'll tire of
holding up our Shields and Swords of Vigilance.
where Vigilance Tuesday comes to play. Since
the Second Tuesday of September, 2001, there have been a total of 129 Tuesdays.
Today is the 129th. Next Tuesday will be the 130th.
If we want to keep our guard up against Terrorism, we need to vote at
least once a week for the Pledge of Vigilance. We need to
cast our vote against Terrorism rather than expecting
it to go away.
A free nation has free elections for one reason--because people can't
be trusted to do what you expect them to do. The check and
balance system of government understands that within us all are
degrees of the Beast of Terror who, left unchecked, may emerge and
take advantage of any weakness.
have a natural policy of checks and balances
I'm always reminded of what Billy Graham, the evangelist, said to
Larry King during the Clinton Administration scandal over President
Clinton's sexual behavior. Reverend Graham told
Larry King he had a policy to never be alone with a woman other than
his wife. He said it matter-of-factly, as a policy, obviously
his way of checking and balancing the Beast of Terror within, or
keeping the borders and barriers of Vigilance up.
Any and all of us are subject to err. We can make
mistakes. We can be led down the paths of Fear, Intimidation and
Complacency before we realize where we are. That's
why we need to take the Pledge of Vigilance daily, if possible, but at
least once a week.
is a great day to take the Pledge of Vigilance
There is no better day to take the Pledge than on Super Tuesday.
If we think of the Pledge of Vigilance as voting for our Sentinels of
Vigilance, that we are voting for Courage, Conviction and Right
Actions to rule over Fear, Intimidation and Complacency, we will keep
the Sentinels of Vigilance in office.
If we get lax, the odds are the Beast will slip into office and, when
we least expect it, he'll command some part of our lives that will not
be to our benefit.
Today, there are 31 Tuesdays left until September 11, 2004.
That offers us all 31 times to retake our Vows of Vigilance, to
recommit ourselves to doing what is necessary to protect our selves,
our families and our world from the Beast of Terror.
When you think about voting, think about voting for Vigilance.
And, each Tuesday, Vigilance Tuesday, cast your vote.
Retake the Pledge of Vigilance.
Feb 23--Crippling The
Disease Of Terrorism