“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
We voted today. I was so surprised. The whole process was super easy and very fast.
This was the first time I sat down taking the time to read about the people running for office. I wanted to see where each candidate stood on the issues important to me. For the first time in my adult life, I needed to be a truly informed voter.
I must admit, I am a lazy voter. I think many of us are. I remember growing up listening to my parents talk about voting. Honestly, I did not know you could NOT vote a straight party ticket. I’ll never forget the first time I voted, closing the curtain and realizing I could actually choose individual candidates. No wonder there were so many people campaigning for these different offices. A classic example of not knowing what you don’t know.
I obviously missed something in my American Government class.
I’m thinking there may be other people out there who still vote a straight ticket because they are concentrating on one certain office.
Oh, my friends, I hope we have learned how destructive this practice can be and why it is important to vote wisely.
Like many, I keep wondering how I can make this all better.
I know–vote. My question to us all is can we turn this train around fast enough to save our country?
I certainly hope so and we have to start NOW.
Change starts with one very simple thing–the thing so many brave men and women have died defending.
Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
― Abraham Lincoln