Tuesday, November 8, 2011

#131: The Right to Vote

Reason to Be Happy #131:
The Right to Vote

In other countries, people stand in long lines for the privilege of casting their vote. In some countries, people risk their lives (literally) for the privilege. So, why, in the US, where we all have this right, so many take it for granted and don't bother to vote??? That right was fought for and hard won. Don't squander the efforts of those who obtained it for us.

"Policy is made by those who show up."
—Martin Sheen (as President Bartlett on The West Wing)


1 comment:

  1. It always amazes me when people tell me they don't vote. To me its just one of those cardinal sins, like not returning library books on time or leaving your shopping cart in the parking lot so it can roam freely and hit other peoples vehicles.