November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012

Happy Election Day.  I voted this morning at roughly 10:25 AM at my usual voting location.  I picked a great time because I flew right through the line.  I was part of the elderly neighborhood crew.  Such a good community when you always run into people you know.  I saw one of the kids that used to volunteer with our hockey program voting.  This is his first presidential election because he's a freshman in college.  It gave me good feelings (even though I have no idea how he voted.)

While I was filling out my ballot, I found myself getting a little emotional.  I've voted for a president before... I've even voted for the same presidential candidate before, so I didn't think that was the reason.  I believe my rush of emotions came from the yes or no questions on ballot.  I will proudly say that I voted no and no.  Oh, I voted yes to increase property taxes in support of education in St. Paul.  Please get out there and vote no.

My sister in law had a great Facebook status this morning that I will steal:
In 1967, when interracial marriage was legalized nationwide, a majority of Americans were against it, many of whom based this belief on religious teachings, and wanted it criminally prosecuted.  I find it strange that I am going to the polls today to vote for the civil rights of others, an issue that should not be up for political referendum.  I am fortunate that I fell in love with a man.  I didn't choose to love him, but I was allowed to choose to marry him.  As a result, we automatically enjoy so many rights in this great country.  I intend to vote in a way that will protect these rights for my daughters, regardless of who they love and I am proud that I will be able to tell them, when they are old enough to understand, that I voted again the marriage amendment, and for equality, and human dignity.
So please make decisions today that you will stand by for years to come.  Exercise your right as an American.  And if you find yourself getting a little emotional, just know that you are a serious freedom lover.

This video combines my love for America, freedom and flash mobs.  Obviously.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE IT!!! Great minds think a like obviously! :) And I'm glad I have a fellow bloggette friend!


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