The foundation of a free society

Hubbs noticed it before I did: stacks of political mail – all addressed to me.  Multiple phone messages – left for me.  Campaign workers at door asking to speak – with me.

You see as a new citizen, as soon as I could vote, I did.

And I’ve not missed an opportunity to since being granted that privilege.

Yes, it’s a bit disconcerting that my voting record is accessible to the pollsters.

But then I think about how when I use my “frequent shopper card” at the grocery store some marketing guy somewhere knows what kind of dish soap I prefer, too.

I heard yesterday that only 30% of eligible voters are expected to turn out for today’s Primary.

Elections are the foundation of our free country, but they are only effective if you take part.

I believe that every vote counts and, for that reason, I’m headed to the polls now.

“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


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13 thoughts on “The foundation of a free society

  1. Ours is at the end of this month, and you bet I’ll be there to vote!!!

  2. I’ve never seen that quote before, too funny, but true. Good for you to get out and vote.

    • I had never seen it before, either — and I do think there is an entire effort to keep people apathetic and to convince them their vote doesn’t count. Happy and proud to vote 🙂 MJ

  3. I don’t think we have any elections coming soon. But I always vote too!

  4. This is great! I usually vote but sometimes I find there is no one I am comfortable voting for or even against. With our current politicians, I would throw them all out.

    • I understand and there are certain situations where I’m not enamored of either candidate … but the system only works if we take part so I do it anyways. Good to hear from you, Linda 🙂

  5. “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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