Ah, the right to vote! Just dandy… I can’t wait for Election Day to get here so I don’t have to read about all the insane campaign melodramatics. Trying to stay informed with the smearing in every article has gotten tedious and downright foolish. It’s as if I’m reading the chronicles of mudslinging on an elementary school playground.
One of the rights you have as a citizen of the United States of America is the right to vote. However, the irony is we have the right to vote, and there are those who are determined and have minds made up not to vote. You’re a citizen, and you should, therefore, take part in the process. Stop neglecting your right to vote. It’s also a responsibility we have to the future of our country and to the current generation.
I get it. Personally, I would like a campaign year do-over. It has been one wild and crazy ride.
I find myself with an overwhelming responsibility as a Christian to get out and vote. I’m not so much voting for the person, but I’m looking at the platform. In other words, if you cannot decide who to vote for, then the question is “Which platform best reflects your morals and ethics,” or if you’re a Christian, “Which platform best reflects Biblical beliefs and lines up with Godly morality.”
I’m not foolish to believe everyone lives by the morals and ethics I live by which is why I have thought about both questions. Yes, we can protest. Yes, we can shout and scream. Is it realistic for you to believe your vote does not count? Is it realistic for you to believe as a citizen of the USA that it’s not your responsibility to vote? IF YOU DON’T VOTE, OTHERS ARE VOTING TO ELECT SOMEONE WHO WILL GOVERN THIS NATION WITHOUT YOUR SAY (YOUR VOTE) IN THE MATTER. Do you really want others choosing for you? Because if you don’t vote, you’ve basically handed over your say to someone else by not going to the polls and voting. If you are able bodied and not bothering to vote come this November, in my opinion, that’s being lazy and shirking your responsibility. Even USA citizens overseas have gone through the trouble of obtaining their absentee ballots and are sending in their absentee ballots in order to have a say in who gets elected as well as exercising their right to vote.
Educate yourself on the Democratic Platform, Republican Platform, and the Libertarian Platform. Do the research.
Get all the information you can, make a decision, and go vote on November 8, 2016.
Don’t let others speak for you.
Let your voice be heard through your vote.