Was watching a Cardinals football game recently at a friend’s home, and the elections came up.
This editor has learned arguing politics, while common and healthy in a democracy, is usually a waste of oxygen because people are pretty much locked into their opinions.
“I hate politics and am not going to waste my time voting,” said my friend.
I didn’t return fire, but later saw a way I should have: Tell him about a certain individual.
Pat Tillman was an All American football star with Arizona State University.
Pat Tillman graduated from ASU summa cum laude.
Pat Tillman was a starter at safety for the Arizona Cardinals.
Pat Tillman left a multi-million-dollar job as a professional football player to join the Army.
Pat Tillman shipped out to war.
Pat Tillman gave his life for the United States of America in Afghanistan.
I should have said this to my friend: “Tell Pat Tillman you’re not going to vote!”