Brigette Bardot

Brigette Bardot

Monday, November 05, 2012

The Voting Revolution

Voting, the simplest act of defiance, an act of revolution itself.  When America became America it was an act of revolution.  Our forefathers tossed the yoke of the monarchy from their shoulders and declared themselves free to govern themselves. And we have been doing just that for over 200 years.

It wasn't that way for everyone.  In the beginning, many people were excluded from our democracy.  Those of color, the poor, and women were told they had no voice, they had no opportunity to shape the future of our country.  But slowly, over time, enlightenment overcame prejudice and the disenfranchised were allowed to participate in the greatest democracy in history.

But yet, even today, there are still people who want to stop you from voting.

CNN Opinion: GOP's push to suppress vote threatens democracy

Don't let them.  Don't be discouraged by long lines, by scare tactics.  Voting is your right.  It is a simple act that reaffirms the convictions on which this country was founded, that all men are created equal. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, whether you are a Tea Party conservative or a bleeding heart liberal, you need to add your voice to the discussion of our future as a nation. If only for this one day a year, participate in our democracy, help us all realize the dream of freedom and equality for all.

If you are unsure of where to vote, go here: CanIVote.org

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