Several years ago , a fellow resident of Citrus County, Mark Stoltz, submitted a remarkable letter to our local newspaper, Citrus County Chronicle, which stated there are 3 things which all Americans must do:
- 1) Think for yourself and stop believing what you’re told to believe.
- 2) Open your mind. Verify what is being said, whether or not you want to believe it or you’re told to believe it.
- 3) Vote based on numbers 1 and 2.
He goes on to share possibly the greatest piece of contemporary wisdom available to mankind today. I wish these were my words, but they are not. According to Mark, there are three people you should never trust:
- 1) A religious leader who tells you how to vote.
- 2) A politician who tells you how to pray.
- 3) A draft-dodger who tells you how to be patriotic.
I read those words in that letter numerous times and then, in tears, added a hearty AMEN to the man’s letter.