Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Why I Vote

In July of 1969, my parents brought my sister, 2 years, and me, 10 months, out from our cribs to watch Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Today, I brought my son with me to vote.

  • Because the United States is my home and I am a part of this republic
  • Because the country needs fixing
  • Because it's my responsibility
  • Because I have opinions and live in a country where we're encouraged to express them
  • Because I don't agree with the war and want to support our troops by bringing them home
  • Because Hillary Clinton's mother was born into a world where women could not vote and Chelsea Clinton was able to vote for her mother in the primary
  • Because we're not perfect but we keep trying
  • Because I refuse to settle
  • Because the United States has an amazing capacity for good in the world
  • Because a 15-year-old girl was stoned to death in Somalia for adultery
  • Because the biracial son of a Kenyan and a Kansan could be president
  • Because I am a mother
  • Because my boys need to live in the best world I can give them
  • Because my children will know that all things are possible
  • Because I have more than most people in the world
  • Because freedom isn’t free

Why do you vote?

6 comments:

www.JenniferSuarez.com said...

I vote because it gives me a voice that no one can take away.

Obama 08!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I vote becaues if I don't, I have no right to complain about the people in office and their decisions. Voting gives me the right to complain as much as I want! Seriously though - it's a responsibility that I didn't take seriously when I was younger, claiming that my vote didn't really count, etc. I'm embarrassed by that attitude now and was proud to vote today!

Anonymous said...

I vote to cancel out my sister's vote!

Sue said...

I voted for all your reasons (what a great list!) and also, like "anonymous", to cancel out a loved one's vote.

It's a good thing my candidate won or said loved one would probably never get lucky again. ;-)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

All of the above.

JCK said...

This was really special.

I'm SO thrilled! Amazing time. President Elect Obama. :)

 

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