Tuesday, November 6, 2012

You owe it to yourself: Vote

I am humbled by this right made possible by the founders of the United States of America, by the women who suffered ridicule, abuse and even incarceration to ensure the 19th Amendment, by soldiers who fought to defend our country, and by fighters for civil rights.

And, so, today I voted. Early and with conviction. To my friends in other countries, I hope you are able to exercise the same right.

I knew which man had my vote for President (when will it be a woman, I wonder?), but I spent hours studying the pros and cons of propositions and measures on my ballot. I hope I chose wisely, but I did, at least, make considered decisions.

It is my duty. It is my right.

I hope you made it yours, too.

7 comments:

Erin Kane Spock said...

Voted today. Made sure I was informed on the issues, and not just from the commercials or lawn signs. I always feel like I'm part of something after I've voted. Now we wait and see.

Damyanti said...

I love that Americans are spurring each other on to the voting booths.

Wen Baragrey said...

I can't vote here in Australia (since I'm a kiwi), and I can't vote in America, and those are the two elections that will have the most effect on my life, and that's really made me appreciate the right to vote. If you have it, you should use it, one hundred percent!

I've got my fingers crossed for us all, America. Please don't mess this up.

Jemi Fraser said...

Agreed! Voting is not just a right, it's a responsibility! Looks like you're to have high voter turn out from the coverage we're getting here in Canada.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Me too. Four more years!

Donna said...

Well said.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

We didn't mess it up, Wen!

Everyone, thank you for stopping by. I'm glad we all recognize how important this is. :D