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AMERICA! The sacred privilege of the ballot.
The right of free men to elect those who serve in
public office. Independence.
These are the inalienable rights?the privileges
our nation now fights to preserve. And the priv
ilege of the vote is the very foundation stone of
this nation's strength and greatness. It is the
very essence of our freedom. It represents our
highest responsibility to our country.
If we fail to exercise the one sacred privilege
above all others we fight for?how can we defend
what is left?
A nation, like a business, succeeds or fails in time
of crisis according to the strength and ability
and vision of its leaders.
The men we place in public office this November
will manage the biggest business in the history
of man. The business of bringing the world out
of chaos?and our nation back to peace.
That job needs men! Men of unflinching cour
age and highest integrity.
We have seen strong nations go down under
weak leadership. We ha>c seen the sacred priv
ilege ol the ballot abused and ignored.
We have seen tin' obligations of leadership for
gotten after election. If those we elect now are
weak?we eannot escape the full responsibility.
We live in a world where only a privileged few
may still vote as free men. We have that price
less right. This vear?in America's most criti
eal hour?let a challenge go forth to the world
in the biggest vote this nation has ever cast. A
vote that will strike with the force of bombs on
listening Axis ears.
And this year?of all years?let it be a soberly
studied vote. A vote for principles ? and for
the man who will forego considerations of par
ty and political gain in the interests of the na
tional good. A vote for the man in any office,
best equipped to face the crucial days ahead?
honestly, judiciously, intelligently.
Let every voter review the record of all who seek
public office ? critically, searchingly. Never
since the days of the Continental Congress has
America needed statesmen and patriots in of
fice as she does today.
If we are Americans deserving the name ? we
shall find time this November?every man and
woman of voting age in this nation?to express
by the vote the freedom we have sent our sons
to fight for.
Due to the Shortage of Gas and Tires No Democratic
Meetings Have Been Held in the County. However
We Hope You Will Exercise Your Privilege As A
Citizen and Cast Your Vote at the Polls Next Tuesday
Martin County Democratic Executive Committee
ELBERT S. PEEL, Chairman
Be Sure to Vote Tuesday, Nov. 3rd
If Necessarv Walk to the Polls But bv All Means Cast Your Vote
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