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Monday, November 1, 2010

Tomorrow is an Important Day

Tomorrow is Election Day here in the United States.  The stakes are high and every single one of us needs to vote.  Sick as we may be about all the negative and ugly television advertisements, and appalled as we may be that any candidate would say in a public interview that he doesn't want the President's endorsement and that the President of the United States can "shove it,"  there WILL be an election tomorrow and there WILL be a winner in every category.  So you must vote even if your candidate is not ideal.



From the Atlanta Journal/Constitution







There is a saying, "Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote."

This election is so important to me that I took advantage of "early voting" in my State.  I much prefer to go to the precinct on Election Day, but I wanted to make absolutely certain my vote would be cast.

SO GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!!!  YOU CAN BE UNHAPPY WITH YOUR CHOICES, BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE!!!  SOMEONE WILL REPRESENT YOU WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

13 comments:

The Bug said...

Dr. M & I voted last Thursday. It was a GREAT experience - we went to the local board of elections & used regular voting machines. For the first 10 minutes we were the only ones in the place except for the three workers - who'd obviously put in a long day. They were punchy & hilarious. We had a great time.

Dog_geek said...

I'll be voting bright and early tomorrow morning, for sure!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I totally agree with you! It bothers me when so many people complain but then haven't even voted....

Hope you're doing well, and your week is off to a good start!

KGMom said...

I so agree with you. In fact, that's a present Facebook status: a reminder to vote. Democracy depends on it.
I recall watching, some years ago, after all South Africans got the right to vote.
People stood in line for HOURS. Lines were literally miles long. They stood patiently, long into the night. All just for the right to vote. It moved me to tears, and absolutely put the U.S. to shame.
One of the things that annoys me most is when people gripe and complain about the terrible state of the country, and then sit at home on election day (or before if you have an early voting state).
VOTE--it's your right.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We voted early also... I don't like standing in line on election day... Unfortunately, I know alot of people who aren't going to bother... Drives me crazy...
Hugs,
Betsy

The Captain's Daughter said...

Great post and reminder!

We stood in line two hours on Saturday to take advantage of early voting. So thankful for the beautiful Autumn day we had.

Doesn't matter to me on which side you stand, just vote to be heard - Either way, both parties are listening!

robin andrea said...

I love your message! We're going to our local volunteer fire department to cast our votes tomorrow morning. Voting is one of the rituals of being a citizen that we absolutely cherish.

Barb said...

I, too, voted early. I like the mail-in so I can study the ballot at home!

George said...

I agree that tomorrow is very important. We also took advantage of early voting.

KB said...

I took advantage of early voting too. I like being able to sit and slowly make my choices at home. I couldn't agree more with you that participation is key!

Another advantage to early voting is that it stops all the campaign phone calls. I guess that their databases get informed that I voted and stop calling!

Glenda C. Beall said...

I agree. I voted but I overheard some folks in a restaurant saying they didn't vote. "Our vote won't matter anyway," a man said.
Every vote matters and we must protect the right to have our say in the kind of government we want.
I came over from Blind Pig and I like your blog. I love the dogs.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I hope your choices win! -- barbara

Jayne said...

I really was not going to vote as I was so disgusted with everything seeming to be about getting and keeping power. There is way too much influence and corruption and it seems as if the system will never really work the way it was intended to if there are not term limits and bans on special interests/lobbyists. But, I went, at the last minute really as I read one sentence... "People fought and died for you to have this precious right." So, in honor of those people, I voted. I held my nose and I voted.