Ian came with us to vote and helped choose the candidates. He enjoys the process and is interested in knowing what happens. I am hoping it will stay important to him as he gets older. After all, elections are the time when we can have our voice heard and vote for those we agree with.
Each vote counts and each vote matters. May we choose wisely. May we think about who we want to run the offices that are up for election. We will be voting again in November for the mid-term Congressional races. That will be interesting and I hope not too ugly.
As a song in the musical Hamilton states, “Winning is easy, governing is harder.” May we remember that and help elect those who will do right by us. I don’t know about you but I am thrilled to live in a country where I get to help decide those who lead us and provide essential tasks for us. My hope is that they will continue to do so with honor.
If you have questions about voting, please contact your local Election Commission Office. They can tell you where to vote and who is on the ballot, or refer you to that information. And when you go, please remember your Voter ID card and Photo ID. That is what was required at our precinct.
A few quotes about elections and voting:
- “Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
- “A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.” ~ Bill Vaughan
- “Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason.” ~ José Maria de Eça de Queiroz
- “The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.” ~ Clare Boothe Luce
- “People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote – a very different thing.” ~ Walter H. Judd