Will you or did you exercise your right to VOTE?
We live in the United States of America. We have a constitutional right to vote. The 26th amendment tells us:
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
Women were granted the right to vote in the 19th amendment in 1920. Only 102 years ago.
Black males were given the right to vote by the 15th Amendment in 1870. That is 50 years before any woman could vote.
I vote as often as I can. I may have missed one primary in the last 20 years, but I exercise my right to vote as often as I can. One primary I voted just because I wanted to see what proposals were on the ballot for tax increases. I hadn’t done my research, but I went and marked a ballot.
Here is my philosophy:
I don’t care if you vote Republican, Democrat, Independent, Communist or Alien Zombie party. As long as you have voted, I will listen to your opinions rants, raves and praises. If you did not exercise your right to vote (unless you were in a coma)
then shut the F*** up. then please excuse yourself from any discussion with me about how politicians are conducting themselves or their business.
You can vote early, mail in your ballot, or go the day of the election, but GO VOTE!
Happy Election Day!