The Right and Privilege of Voting

Señalización de lugar de votación en Californi...

Señalización de lugar de votación en California. 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

November 6- Today I am thankful for the right and privilege of voting. It is something that many people in this country take for granted. Voting is something that stole many lives over the years, and took many struggles to gain for every citizen. It took strength, courage, and conviction to fight for this fundamental concept of American life. The importance of voting is expressed very early in our lives. As children, we vote at school for rewards, student government, and student royalty. When we can’t decide what to do in family or work situation, we often put it to a vote. I remember doing this as a family in the car as we tried to pick a restaurant or plan for the day. It is ingrained in our culture and a cornerstone of the beliefs by which this country was founded. I am extremely grateful that, while my picks may not always win, at least I had a chance to share my choice.

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