Dear Mom

Get Out and Vote!

Today is Election Day 2008 in the United States. This is the day that we as American citizens have the right to go to the polls and cast our ballot for the candidates of our choice. I don’t know about you but I was truly beginning to wonder if this day would actually ever truly arrive, because the campaigning seemed to have been going on for the past two years of so. Enough already! The end is finally upon us. Yea! Regardless for whom you choose to cast your ballot, I would encourage everyone to go to the polls and let your opinions be known. Don’t let your busy, hectic lives be the cause of your not taking time to vote.
After all, regardless of the outcome, this election will make history. We will either elect the first African American  President or the first women Vice President. I, for one, want to make sure my opinion has been expressed in this matter. That way it will be easier for me to know that I did my small part to take part in this historical event in the history of our country.
I am not an overly political individual, but I do feel that it is important for everyone to get out and vote and thereby express your opinion in this election. Here in America, we have the freedom to vote for whomever we choose. The same can’t be said for other countries of the world, so you ought to count yourself blessed to have this privilege and not take the responsibility that comes with it lightly. If you choose not to exercise your freedom of choice and right to vote, I don’t feel that you have earned the right to complain if you don’t like the election results, no matter what they may be. So, do us all a favor and exercise your right to vote…you will feel better knowing that you did so.
On a personal note, this day also marks my sister, Karie’s 50th birthday. Happy birthday, sis! I wanted you to know that I was thinking of you as you mark this milestone in your life. You are probably still traveling, as a result of your move from Florida back to Texas, so I won’t be able to reach you. Have a great day! I’m very happy that you will be much closer to the family as a result of the move.

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