Election Day

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people for the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only they could do this is by not voting.”

~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt ~

My ballot is in the mail.  For the first time, in my life, I will not be able to cast my presidential vote in person; but I have exercised what I believe should be our unalienable right:  I have voted.

This month, voters in the United States, will once again go to the polls and cast a vote, for the man who will, for the next four years, hold the highest position of power, in America.  It is no small thing to think of this act, and it is well to remember those who have gone before us, and the sacrifices they made, that we might be permitted to choose who will govern us.

During this election cycle, I have often heard people say that we are in the most important election of our life – maybe.   The rhetoric sounds good, but is it true?  Is this really the most important election of our lives?  I think perhaps what is most important is that we actually vote.  Every election should matter.  We should not think that the outcome is already decided, or that the other measures, on our ballots, are insignificant and do not require our attention.  A living democracy requires active participation by the electorate – that means we must vote.

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