Woo hoo! I voted yesterday. Ballot arrived in the mail by the afternoon I had it filled out and dropped off at the Dawson County Court House. I have been taught that voting is a sacred rite as Americans. Grandparents and parents believed voting was something everyone should do. To not vote is almost a sin. So it is done. To people who say, well, my vote doesn't change anything, I say one vote and one vote and one vote makes a huge difference. You can't complain if you do not vote and if we are going to make a difference in our lives in this country we must vote!! What a privilege! I think of how fortunate I am that I can vote and not worry about getting accosted in any way.
The tragedy is that there are places in this country where people are trying to prevent others from voting. I simply cannot believe that we don't want to encourage everyone to vote. It is our right and it is a privilege. Good things happen when we exercise our rights as American citizens.