Monday, October 6, 2008

Register and Vote

I sent this to the FMDKids....




I have voted since I was 18, without fail. It was a privilege, I felt, and I still do feel that way. I read up on the candidates, check on the voting records for Judges that will be on the ballot, find out what I can on issues that I'll be asked to cast my vote upon. I don't vote a straight ticket, although I was raised to be a 'yellow dog Democrat'.... that's when you would cast your vote for a yellow dog before you vote Republican.

When I was married, the Ex and I canceled out each other's votes; he was for Ronnie and George and I wasn't. I still tell him that's part of our divorce agreement, to still cancel out each others vote.

Today, two of the FMDKids registered. I am so proud, I could spit.. if I could spit. The Investment and I will go over everything, and vote at the same polling place, so, I'll be with him the first time he votes, and that is going to be great.

I hope people remember to vote this time... it's our privilege, our right.... our duty.


Vote. Please.

9 comments:

austere said...

PLEASE.

For us.

Cormac Brown said...

In certainly the most important election of this century (so far), no one can sit on the sidelines. Regardless of what side of the fence you sit, you won't be happy come the first Wednesday in November if you flake it off.

Peter Varvel said...

Yes, we need to vote.
It is our turn, again. We are overdue . . .

golfwidow said...

I have voted since I got the right to do so. It's one of my few pleasures in life: having a say in my future without it costing me a penny.

Not so zen said...

I voted by mail-in already. I voted for those 2 chaps from the Boston Tea Party. Seriously - there's a "Boston Tea" Party ticket. (Uhm, but I didn't actually vote for them. Just for the record..:)

Quin Browne said...

zen, i knew you'd vote... i still remember standing in line with you on your first election. (wipes little tear)

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

It pains me to my very soul that I am not American and therefore could not vote for this.

But I did however do my part for my country. So it's all gooood.

vinny said...

I voted! In Canada :)

Inari said...

Well written article.