Tuesday, November 04, 2008


image from The Library of Congress

Today is Election Day in the United States, and no matter how you feel about the current election, I urge you to please VOTE! Make your voice be heard! Every vote matters, if for no other reason than the cynical truth that it earns you the right to complain when things don't go your way. I speak particularly to my female readers. Less than 100 years ago, women were fighting hard for the right too many women now take for granted. We are blessed not to know what they went through so we can have the rights we enjoy today. Don't let them down. I know you have busy lives. I know your schedules are full. I know there are long lines at polling stations. But I also know that this election is important, and voting is a privilege. To all my American readers, please go vote today.

Note: I just received confirmation that my absentee ballot has been received. I voted from Australia! Surely you can vote too!

1 comment:

azure said...

I was wondering if you had voted. I keep thinking to myself how much the world has much the world has changed even in the 40 years since my brother has been alive. It's really kind of amazing when you think about it. I don't take for granted that I live in a world that my grandparents could only dream of. So for all those who paved the way for me, I cast my vote in honor of you. Also because like you have said, if you don't vote, you can't complain!