Tuesday, November 4, 2008

An exercise in patriotism

Did you vote? Are you registered? I have many friends and family who LOVE talking politics, but I'm not one of them. However, I do believe that Americans have been given an amazing gift with our voting rights. We can go vote. We actually have a say.

I waited for an hour to vote today. Standing right around me in line were...a young family, mother expressing how she's on welfare but is trying really hard to get off, a man about my age who was obviously successful-he was on the phone a lot as he was waiting and from what I heard, it sounds like he has a landscape business, but I'm not sure. There was an African American doctor who was taking his lunch time to come vote. There was a lady there who is now an American citizen but who came here from the Philippines. Just behind me there was an African American lady who must be about my mom's age. She and I struck up a conversation and she was shocked that I teach, mother/wife, and go to grad school. She also was upset with the people who came to the wrong precinct to vote...I really thought she was funny!

My point is this...if you are registered and haven't voted, there's still 2 hours and 45 minutes until the polls close so get off your rear and go. If you are not registered to vote, but are of age to register, you need to be very careful if you decide to complain about our government...you have chosen not to participate in the process, which is your way to "have your say."

Go register...go vote! We need you!


Kim Eckhardt said...

Amen sista! Felt good to get that out, didn't it?! ;)

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