Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Privilege


Privilege - (priv''l ij) n. a special right, favor, etc. given to some person or group.

I voted. Actually, I voted last week. This is my first election season out among my fellow Americans. Having spent the last 17 years at home, my circle for discussion and debate has been fairly small (read: tame). This year was different and although I noted that most of the folks I work around were careful not to say exactly who they voted for, they assured me they had or would vote.

As one who didn't start voting until about twelve years ago, (yes, I know, shame on me!) I'm so enthralled with not only the act of voting but the very idea; the privilege of voting.

Some do not view voting as such. They see it as a chore. They don't care who wins, "They're all the same." Yet, these same fine folks will gripe and moan when the government does something they don't like. In my book, if they didn't vote, they do not have the right to complain.

John Quincy Adams once said, "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

I hope you've voted today or that you plan to. Voting is part of what makes this country great. It's an honor, a privilege.

Vote!

3 comments:

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Annie -

I totally agree! As I entered the polling place, signed on the dotted line, voted, and made my way outside, my heart swelled with gratitude to the Lord.

A friend (deceased) once said, "It doesn't matter who wins. It's not going to affect my life." Nothing could be further from the truth. America is like a huge oceanliner. Each one of us have a hand on the steering wheel with our vote.

Thanks for a thoughtful post. I've also done an Election Day entry.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Roo said...

' They don't care who wins, "They're all the same." Yet, these same fine folks will gripe and moan when the government does something they don't like. In my book, if they didn't vote, they do not have the right to complain.'

AMEN!!!!!

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