Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day


~ To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain. ~ Louis L’Amour



I got up at my usual time this morning at dark thirty.  I was not as lethargic as I normally am before my first cup of coffee.  I got up full of ambition and one goal in mind.  Today I get to vote.  Now I have already forgotten how many elections I have voted in.  Some are milestones for me.  I have grown over the years, and remember some votes that I cast that I long regretted in many years past. 

Politicians are like diapers.  They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.  ~Author Unknown

I stood in line at 6:30 a.m., waiting for the polls to open.  Surrounded by a few dozen other folks, staunchly standing in the cold breezy morning air, there was a feeling of anticipation.  Normally, I vote later in the day, but not this day.

People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people.  Of course, that is not true.  Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.  ~Walter H. Judd

I stood there praying for all the candidates, for America, our leaders, but mostly for the citizens of this great country.  I prayed for those younger generation who have not voted for the first time, and wonder if they will ever know the freedoms we have already lost.

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.  ~Richard Armour

 I am registered as an Independent.  I like to think that I stand neither right or left.  I like to think that I have common sense.  I do my due diligence and study up on the issues at hand, research the incumbents to see their voting record, and learn as much as I can about the up and comers.

~ Millions of votes are thrown out  in election after election in this country. Now that's a story. ~

One great concern of mine this mid term election should be of concern to all Americans.
If illegal aliens are allowed to vote in this country, does that not diminish the voices of those who are not only born citizens but those who became American Citizens through the very machinery that was put in place to protect all of us?  And what of our military who are stationed overseas? http://tinyurl.com/26mdevd Their votes are cast out while illegals get a voice?  Wake up, people! 

I hope that each person reading this in America has a stirring to vote their convictions and conscious.   Pray for this country.  Pray for it’s citizens.  Remember those who have given their lives to keep your freedom and the right to vote alive.

George Washington is the only president who didn't blame the previous administration for his troubles.  ~Author Unknown

4 comments:

Donna said...

You Bet, we voted!! What a Mess to clean up!!!
hughugs

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I am registered as an Independent as well. It maddens me to no end when someone votes for someone just because they are Democrat or Republican.

That's not what it's about.

P.S. my son got angry when I wrote this comment because your music shut off. Guess I'm going back so he can have another listen. LOL

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hi Hillbilly
I am happy your little one likes the music! And I don't like anyone to tell me how to vote; I have a brain plus the eyes and ears to go with it!
I sure hope that the powers that be listen to the millions of voiced their votes yesterday!! If not, there will always be another good cleansing. I really believe in term limits. Being in political office is a civic responsibility for those so minded - not a career to get rich and fat off of my taxes.

Donna said...

I voted early and with much glee! I only voted for one incumbent, and that's because he has been very responsive to our issues and concerns. I am appalled that folks are considering letting illegals vote. What the heck?! What part of "illegals" don't they understand?!

I was greatly encouraged by the outcome, but wished that the Senate had also been tipped. I'm praying that our country returns to common sense and the Constitution!