Monday, September 15, 2008

Election Experiment

I love all the drama, debates, and excitement surrounding the election, but when all is said and done, whoever is voted in will be my President and Vice President, receiving my prayers for their well being and wise decision making.

I wish more people would take voting seriously. I don't understand people who say it doesn't make any difference anyway. If we don't vote, then of course it doesn't make any difference! We have a representational government, and the only incentive the people in office have to represent us instead of themselves is knowing we are paying attention to what they do and voting accordingly. I heard some foreigners saying everyone should be allowed to vote in America's Presidential election, because we couldn't be trusted to make the decision that affects the whole world. That made me mad, but I had to acknowledge that we don't take the privilege as seriously as we should. If 30% of eligible voters actually turn out to vote, it is called a good turnout. Rubbish! What would happen if 100% came out? Believe me, it would make a difference.

Let's do a little experiment. No matter who you favor, please, go vote for them, and take as many friends and neighbors with you as will agree to go. Let's see what happens if there are HUGE numbers of voters turning out DEMANDING to be represented! It is our privilege, right and DUTY!

8 comments:

jenniferw said...

Only 50 percent of Americans of voting age actually vote. Presidents are elected by one-fourth of the voting population. You're exactly right: it shouldn't be that way!

Cherdecor said...

I am voting! Thanks for the post!

Charli and me said...

I agree with you. We are so lucky in America to have the right to vote. Women did not have it until 1920. That is not so long ago and our mother's and grandmother's fought hard to get us that right. It always irritates me when I hear some one say "Oh I didn't have time to vote" and then go on to complain about the government.

Lavinia said...

I have heard that this election will see a higher than average turnout. We have the birds eye view up here in Canada...

Good post!

steviewren said...

I've voted in almost every election, large and small, since I turned 18 in 1972. That being said, I wish people who don't familiarize themselves with the issues would think twice about their vote.

Connie said...

I could do with a little less drama! I will be voting, I always do.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Wonderful exhortation, Tracie. Thank you so much.

(I think we're up and running again. Keep us in your thoughts as we go through the next few days and test whether the connection holds.)

mssc54 said...

I vote every election.

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