Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Did It!

I had to crow about the fact that I VOTED TODAY! I am so excited that I am all done. I look forward to voting in the sense that I am eager to do my civic duty, but I worry about it, too. I worry that I won't be able to because I am not registered, or the polls will be closed or a hundred other senseless things. However, I have to worry no longer. I went with my friend Susan (I am so grateful she was willing to go with me). I took the kids, the double-stroller was a little bit of a tight fit, but we made it. All of the voting machines were brand-new computerized ones, with touch screens. Josie got to press some of the buttons, so she got an "I Voted" sticker, too.

I love feeling like voting is my chance to make a difference in government. I actually studied up on all the different amendments and things this year, instead of just checking the box for my presidential choice and leaving it at that. I voted against higher taxes and for an amendment that specifies life begins at birth. It felt good to know that I was able to share my beliefs, at least on some small level. I am hoping to be more civic-minded in the future and vote in more elections, not just the presidential ones. However, I am glad to be done for this year, and if you haven't done it yet-GO VOTE!


  1. I voted today too. In Washington everything is absentee ballot so you vote from home and mail it in. The part I miss most though is the "I Voted" sticker. I personally think they should put those in the envelopes.

    You got to vote on life? I'm envious, but we did get to vote at the other end of life. We voted on assisted suicide.

    It was obviously just a great day to vote :)

  2. I am anxious to go vote too! The kids are starting to wonder about the whole process so I look forward to taking them also. I think I am going to be old fashioned though and fight all the other hard headed people who waited till the last moment to vote. I will let you know how it goes:) Love ya~Me

  3. I am envious! What a privilege we have in this country to be able to participate in choosing leaders and laws that we agree with. I joined in with mom on her fast and am fasting saying mean things to people. Ridiculous I know, but it will help make me a better person and help the election.

  4. It's an important election for sure. I so hope our amendment regarding "life" status for the unborn will pass. I heard a stat that 3000 babies are aborted each day in this country. Imagine a natural disaster, accident or terrorist that killed 3000 people a day... people would be horrified. Instead... oh, I just get so frustrated with the state of our society!



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