"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Privilege to Vote

Even as I have made my political views perfectly clear, I want us all to remember what a privilege we have in being able to elect our leaders and cast our votes. Whatever your political beliefs, it is important to get out, wait in line (no matter how long) and make your voice count. So, if your state didn't have early voting and tomorrow is the big day, or if you didn't make it to early voting, make the time, take the time, do what it takes to VOTE.
I found this piece* from Daily Kos truly informative and powerful, showing people from all over the world waiting in line to vote and highlighting their struggles.

And if tomorrow you are standing in line, trying to decide if you can stand there any longer, or if it is worth it, please remember this: people from all over the world, and people in this country have had to fight for the fundamental right to vote, and standing in line is perhaps the easiest part of everything they've had to do to bring about change.*

2 comments:

Paula... November 4, 2008 at 5:17 AM  

Man I feel like I'm heading to the polls with you LOL It's amazing how the whole presidential race is news headlines over here every day as well - the whole world is following to see how the outcome will affect them IYKWIM.

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