Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Why We Vote

I didn't realize it was election day until I drove past a neighborhood church and saw "Vote Here Today" signs on the lawn.

To tell you the truth, I didn't see the point in voting. I mean, I spent all of my energy last year on the most important election of my lifetime and now that it's over, what's the point? Well, obviously there were many others who felt the same way as me. In a precinct that has more than 2000 registered voters, I ended up being voter #115. Pretty sad.

THE POINT IS EVERY ELECTION SHOULD BE DEEMED AS IMPORTANT.

The country was so focused on getting the Republicans out of office on a national and state level but what many of us fail to realize is, it starts on the LOCAL level. That means your county commissioners, city council, school boards, etc are just as important because their decisions will have an immediate impact on you.

Voting is a privilege and a right. If you don't exercise it, you have absolutely nothing to complain about so I don't expect to see your gripes on Twitter, Facebook or wherever!

4 comments:

Mitch said...

You know why I vote? Because a lot of people marched and lost their lives to get a bill passed so that black people could vote. And I will vote until I'm no longer here, and since I'm not planning that day, I guess I'll be voting forever!

Karlyn said...

Garry and I voted that evening. We also asked the volunteers there, how many people had voted so far today. 46, counting hubby and I, was their grand total. Wow..

Eileen Williams said...

Beverly,

You are so RIGHT about this point! And, it's especially true for people of color and women. We only got the vote fairly recently in our nation's history so we need to honor this right and use it.

Beverly said...

Karlyn,

46? Now unless there's only 50 to 100 people in your community, that's AWFUL! I thought our numbers were bad. What's sad is people don't exercise their rights but always find plenty to complain about.