Letters to the Editor:
Published 6:28 pm Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Remember to cast vote Tuesday
As an educator in Escambia County, I was reflecting on the recent political ads during the past few days. It made me think of the story of the tortoise and the hare. The rabbit was young, energetic, brash and bouncing about. The turtle was older, slower, but wiser because he kept his focus on the task at hand.
A recent letter to the editor indicated that youth was always better than age. Energy of mind, however, is what counts. I recall two presidents, one a Democrat and one a Republican. The Democrat was FDR, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was elected four terms to office and served crippled, in a wheelchair, but his wisdom and ability to serve brought us through World War II, one of the worst times in our nation's history, a winner. The Republican was Ronald Reagan, the oldest of our U.S. presidents. His wisdom and charisma brought back a sense of pride to our country and helped bring about the end of the Cold War.
Youth and physical capabilities are great, but experience and wisdom achieve results and prove most effective - and we all remember the outcome of the race between the tortoise and the hare. Make a difference; don't forget to vote Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Donna L. Revel