November 04, 2008

Voting is not a right.


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Now that I’ve got your attention…

Voting is an absolute privilege.

I’m not going to tell you who I think you should vote for. But I can tell you that the candidates you vote for should be the ones your hearts AND heads AND soul tell you to – not the ones anyone else has told you to vote for.

I started with a much longer post, but I was boring even myself! It was like when I was 15-years-old and Mr. Aquista was trying to explain the Electoral College to me for the first time. Total. Eye. Glaze. Over. ;-)

So I’ll keep it short and sweet, and will thank my non-U.S. friends for indulging me.

10 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I can't agree more..I have actually been looking forward to voting this year. Susan

j.cro said...

I'm always excited and nervous to vote. It's such a huge responsibility - but today I was giddy and couldn't wait to get to the polls.

I hope the day is going well for you.
Today is an epic day.
xo

Pat said...

Hi laura!

Yes -- I voted after waiting on the longest voting line I've ever experienced in my life! I feel so excited and proud.

"United We Stand Divided We Fall"

Hugs, Pat

iloveupstate.com said...

Yay!!!!!

sarah @ a beachcottage said...

I so agree with you, the turnout in the UK now is pathetic, do you know it is compulsory to vote in Australia...fantastic!

Sarah

Linda Lou said...

WE DID IT!!! SO EXCITING, SO INSPIRATIONAL-----YES WE CAN!!

Diane said...

I can breath again... but I can't stop shedding these tears of joy and hope.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Laura, you're so right, it is a privilege, which I mentioned too. Now if I could just get the hang of that electoral college thing...it's still over my head!

pve design said...

Voting is indeed a right and a privilege.

violetposy said...

A bit late! But Congratulations!! I'm so proud of you all. It will make such a difference to the rest of us in the world. You'd be surprised at the influence the US President has in the rest of the world and how our countries function!

It drives me nuts in this country the amount of people who don't vote, the turnout is pathetic! :(