I chose to take advantage of early voting. I was afraid if I waited until election day to vote, some.thing might come up that had the potential to keep me from getting to the polling place. What if the day started late, I found that I had to make a run to Joy’s school, I had a fever, was responsible for carpool and it rained all day? What if I twisted my ankle running, had a big kid who needed a listening ear for a few hours or had car trouble? What if the lines were so long that it took several hours to get to the booth? I just didn’t want to risk it.
So, I went early.
This was Glory’s first Presidential election. I went with her on election day to walk her through the wonderful process. While we heard that they had a steady flow of people throughout the morning, the room was fairly empty when we visited.
where we have the opportunity to cast a vote
for the men and women who represent us in our government
at the local, state and national level.
between the current peril in our country and the people who are running it.
I hear time and time again, “It’s not Obama’s fault.”
People defend him like he is a first cousin or a brother … like they p.e.r.s.o.n.a.l.l.y know his character.
Well … if our economy was bustling
and unemployment was minuscule,
taxes were being lowered and
our country’s indebtedness was being paid down …
would we hear, “Oh, no. Obama doesn’t get credit for that.”
Sadly, I do not think so.
all of our actions – right and wrong … positive and negative … good and bad.
really isn’t about Obama at all … it is about our country as a whole
and the people who comprise it as individuals.
I fear we are moving deeper into a culture of blame
rather than one where each man, woman and child accepts
personal responsibility for their own actions.
I hear it in conversation when I am around strangers,
I hear it from acquaintances and friends
and I hear it coming from the mouth of some in my own family.
In other countries, citizens are not asked whom they would prefer in charge.
Our government is run
by men and women who were chosen to have their positions.
And so, I give thanks to be a part of this country
where my vote counts.