Tomorrow is Election Day. Soon the ads will be over. We will be focusing on other issues very soon, but tomorrow, for twelve hours we have the ability to have our say about who we want to guide our country for the next four years.
I realize there are some who do not plan on voting. They are sick of the negative ads and lies. I understand how they feel. I am sick of a Congress, elected by the people, for the people who has not done what they were elected to do. I say Shame on all of you for watching your backs first and the American people last.
The problem with not voting is that it gives officials too much power. Voting can prevent a dictator or someone like Hitler from taking the Power from the People. We as the American People need to vote and protect our land from complacency. As Americans, we are fiercely protective of our rights.
Historically, we have always debated, argued loudly and dissented. Even the Founding Fathers argued and loudly debated each other as they carved out what we know as the United States of America. Now, in 2012, we have our beautiful Democratic country. The founding fathers compromised on their differences and the only issue they could not hammer out was slavery. They decided to let future generations work that out.
Being a Democracy isn’t easy, but all the work we go through is worth being a country where each one of us is important, our voices count, and our votes are counted. Public policy belongs to every one of us and we can make a difference by becoming involved and working for what we believe in.
So please get out and vote. It is what a Democracy does to remain a Democracy. Vote and be proud because despite all of the rhetoric, we have a voice! Let’s use it and use our power. Many people around the world would give everything they have to have that vote and that voice.