The Big Day
posted by: Aimee
We all need to vote, we need to elect a new president.
Whichever candidate you are behind, this is a great opportunity to teach our children about the importance of voting. And seeing as the 2000 election was decided by just over 500 votes and a few hanging chads, it’s also time to talk about the value of our votes. Every. vote. counts.
Imagine if we didn’t have the right to vote at all?
Friends from Europe have joked that if an American doesn’t see a sign prohibiting something, they assume they are allowed to do it. Europeans have the mindset that they are only allowed to do it if there IS a sign expressly telling them to go for it. That’s a pretty big chasm there. We are lucky to have our freedoms, and to not exercise our right to vote – to me – seems, well, arrogant and ungrateful.
Sure the system isn’t perfect. Sure there are problems.
But that is why we vote. Every vote counts, every voice heard. OK, yes, sometimes we have to yell.
But we’re loud.
We’re Americans, right?
Stand tall, stand proud! Have you voted yet?