Despite the sad state our country is in, especially financially, I am proud to be an American. The issues and rights we fight for are things that other countries could only dream about. It is easy to lose sight of all the wonderful things America provides to us: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Because we live in a Democratic country, all American citizens are given the right to vote. Our voices can be heard. In my opinion, and take that for what you will, if you don't vote, than you don't have a right to complain about our country and it's current state of affairs. You are doing a disservice to your fellow countrymen who harbor the same beliefs as you by not voting. Though it's a little late now, I just want Americans to do their homework, know what THEY believe in and vote for the appropriate candidate who represents your beliefs most closely.
Is that too much to ask? Maybe...I'm truly hoping Americans prove me wrong today and restore my faith in our countries intelligence, but I'm not holding my breath. In the meantime, I'll just remind myself that I am thankful to be an American woman and that I have the right to vote today!
Are you wearing your red, white, and/or blue today? I am! ;) Happy Election Day, everybody!
P.S. - just for giggles, I stopped at WaWa to get gas this morning (11/16/12) and snapped a picture of the gas prices...I wonder where they will be in another 4 years?