I don’t think I’ve missed an election–primary, general, or run-off–since I’ve been voting. My first ballot I cast in a presidential election, and I did so by absentee ballot because I was out of state attending college. Not all of “my” candidates have won, of course. Too often, I’ve been on the losing side, it seems. But that’s okay. I’ve made my tiny, conscience-driven voice heard.
My impact on the voting has declined over the years. I used to be able to deliver five votes: my wife, three of our four daughters, and myself. (The fourth daughter had already moved out.) But now that my daughters have married and moved to other states, we’re down to a mere two votes. In fact, who knows, but I might be down to even fewer if my wife cancels out my ballot by voting for someone other than the candidates we’ve discussed!
Be that as it may, I’m fulfilling one of my most important duties of citizenship today. If your state is one of the others voting today, do your duty. If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain if things don’t go as you hope!
Copyright (c) 2018, Dennis L. Peterson