Why I Vote

Posted 11-7-2012 at 09:58 AM by Krista

I have never voted in an election before. Before people start gathering their stones to throw at me, I should point out this election has only been my second chance. I did, in fact, go to vote yesterday. It felt a bit strange, but was not at all complicated. My voting place is so close to my house that I literally walked. I needed the exercise, so there really was no excuse.

More than that, I have always believed that anyone who doesn’t vote has no right to complain. I stand by that belief. I did not vote in the last election, and I have not. I honestly like President Obama. I do. I believe that that he has tried to bring about change.

I also believe that there needs to be more change in this country. I cannot say who the best man for the job is, but I can have my voice heard in the form of a vote. Until I had children, I didn’t really care about things like politics and voting. It just wasn’t something I liked to talk about—if you read my previous article, then you know I still don’t care to talk about it. But when you have children it is so important to stay informed and try to make a better future for our families. With that in mind, we vote.

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One Response to “Why I Vote”

  1. amb2j on November 7th, 2012 10:19 am

    Regardless of who you vote for, I honestly respect anyone who informs themselves and makes a decision to have a voice in this country. I think it sets a great example for our children, and can even make us feel better about ourselves in that we are doing something with the intention to positively impact the society we live in. Also, I think its a beautiful thing to see the passion people have for their beliefs, especially when they are expressed in a judgment free way.

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