Tomorrow the mid-term elections are taking place although some, if not many, eligible U.S. voters will choose to stay at home assuming they can not make a difference in the outcome!
Or perhaps there’s some other reason why they may not take part.
But, regardless of the reason why, it is this right to vote that differentiates the United States from many other countries and is one of the things that makes this country great!
From a simple and yet great thinker, Seth Godin, comes an excellent explanation of why all Americans who are eligible to vote should vote!
I am not a cobbler
‘… but that doesn’t mean I’m unable to choose well made and comfortable shoes.
You might not be a writer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t read.
You might not be a chef, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your dinner.
You might not be a scientist, but that doesn’t mean you’re unable to understand the scientific method and accept a well-discussed thesis.
You might not be a programmer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use Excel or the internet.
You might not be the boss, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care about what happens next.
And you might not be a political scientist, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vote.
Vote tomorrow. Even if it’s for a person who is sure to lose (especially if it’s for a person who is sure to lose). If non-voters started voting for outliers who live their morals, our democracy would change completely in less than a decade.’
Written by Michael Haltman, President of Hallmark Abstract Service, New York.
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