Thursday, September 04, 2008

Follow Up

As a follow up to yesterday's post, please let me say that like most other Americans I have incredibly strong feelings about the years Presidential election. BUT, thats not what is important. What is important is that YOU vote. Regardless of right wing, left wing, everything in between, regardless of your religion or lack thereof, the most important factor in this election is voting, YOU have the power to help decide. If you don't know much about the candidates Google their names, go to their websites, pick up a paper, engage in discussions around the water cooler. Read and learn about the issues. There are people from other countries who read this blog that don't get that option. There are people who died for your right to vote. There are people out there fighting right now as you're reading this to ensure your right to vote. One of the greatest qualities about America is that we can all have our own opinions, openly discuss them and write on our blogs about them without fearing prosecution. Many other people in this world aren't so lucky. So when November rolls around, please please PLEASE go vote and exercise your rights.

11 comments:

I'm Frank said...

Oh I'm voting alright, but if the Republicans win, I'm just going to say hell with it and find someone in Canada to move in with.

Little Fish said...

Great post!

Mandy said...

Frank -- you really want another roommate, even in Canada?

Little Fish -- Thanks!

Nikki said...

well said! This election makes me wish i was american just so i could vote for obama!!

Coconut said...

Very well said!

Jess said...

I like how you point out that it's not enough to just vote--you need to educate yourself and then vote. The right to vote is useless if you just pick the person whose smear campaign you liked most.

MeLaNiE said...

I will be there! (or actually my absentee ballot will be) :)

Andy said...

I am going to vote. But in a whole country. And in January (Presidential) and in March (Mayor and Deputees).

Rachel said...

Be careful when you Google about your candidate, there are some awful websites out there. That's why people think Obama is a Muslim and won't say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Cameo said...

touche!

Amanda said...

Another, well, if you can call it postitive, thing about who McCain picked is that people are actually TALKING about the upcoming election. And I agree Mandy, hopefully their next step will be to VOTE about it! :0)