Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Every Four Years

Once, every four years, the governmental system pauses. It waits. It listens. It listens to hears our voice. The voice of each of us, counting in the final tally. The system is obliged to hear and honor our choice. Our choice as individuals, as a collective, as a country, as a people.

This is a gift, won and maintained by honor and sacrifice - from the servicemen & women, to those who won the vote for women and minorities, to the diligent efforts of each and every polling staff - standing by, waiting.

Today we each matter, we each carry the honor of the very concept this country was founded upon ~ the freedom to choose, without fear, who will lead our country.

Please, please vote.

PS This just seen online and all I can say is: Go Chrysler!
(If only more employers could/would aid the pres. voting process)
The auto manufacturer's vice president of
design at Chrysler tweets:
Chrysler gave its entire work force the day off to Vote Today! Let's go! #America
@RalphGilles via Twitter for iPhone


Kim said...

Voting, it is such a basic thing, yet each election voter turn out continues to decline. It's almost a slap in the face to those who are fighting or fought for our right to vote.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I do agree - we should all vote in every election - people fought for the right and we should honour that. I am glad with the outcome, but even if I wasn't then I should respect the fact that the highest number of votes won. That is a democratic right.

Florida Farm Girl said...

What a succinct and accurate statement about our system of government. Thank you. And, yes, I did vote.