Congratulations to these 10 finalists for the 2016 Glenn Shepard
Leadership Award. The winner will be announced in late November.
Transamerica Retirement Solutions
Dr. Larry McIntire and Mr. Rudolph Farber
Medical School Alliance
President & CEO
Galveston Chamber of Commerce
Jack Kepley, Scoutmaster
Jared Freeman, President & CEO
ASE Credit Union
Rick Tebay, Plant Manager
Jack Link's Beef
Wendy Egli, GM
Everywhere you turn, you hear the
media calling the 2016 presidential race the nastiest ever.
But it isnít even close.
Presidential races have
always been nasty, and this one has been mild compared to many.
In the 1800 race, John Adams called his opponent Thomas
Jefferson a coward and an atheist, both of which were outrageous
in those days.
Jefferson retaliated by hiring a hatchet
man named James Callendar to conduct a smear campaign against
Adams, accusing him of ďHaving a hideous hermaphroditical
character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man,
nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman."
Callendar was later sent to prison for slander.
1828 race, John Quincy Adams called Andrew Jacksonís wife Rachel
a "dirty black wench" because she allegedly married Jackson
before her divorce from her first husband was final. It was so
scandalous at the time that she died of a broken heart just days
before her husband was inaugurated.
In the 1860
race, Abraham Lincoln was 6í4Ē and his opponent, Stephen
Douglas, was 5í4Ē. When Douglas went on an extended campaign
stump across the country (something unheard of in those days),
Lincolnís campaign put out Lost Child posters with a picture of
Douglas. They read ďLeft Washington to go home to his mother.
Answers to the name Little Giant. Talks a great deal, very loud,
always about himself. About five feet nothing in height and
about the same in diameter the other way."
And the list
What weíre enduring between Mrs. Clinton and Mr.
Trump today is no different from what our great grandparents and
their great grandparents endured Ė with ONE exception.
Their generations didnít see voting as just a
privilege; they saw it as an obligation. Virtually every one of
them knew someone who died in various wars
fighting for democracy, and they didnít take democracy Ė or the
right to vote Ė for granted.
Today, millions of American
do. According to Pew Research, voter turnout in the U.S. ranks
near the very bottom
(31st out of 34) among developed countries.
This is so sickening
that it makes me want to puke. Government of the people, by the
people, won't work if the people won't vote.
Voting is about more than choosing who wins an
Itís about participating in something bigger
Itís about honoring those who made it
Itís about duty and serving our country.
about taking ownership.
Itís about not being lazy.
Most states require employers to give employees time off to
vote, and 23 require that it be paid time off. Regardless of
whether your state does, implore all of your employees to vote.
Voting not only makes them better citizens; it makes them
better employees. It empowers people to take ownership and gets
people to think in terms of being part of something bigger than
To Your Success,
to see if your state requires you to give employees paid time
off to vote.
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