We are very fortunate to live in a country that gives us the right to vote. About 150 million American citizens are qualified to vote. Unfortunately, many don’t. They give up on a chance to choose leaders and representatives who will do the things that are important to them.
In recent times it has become even more important for everyone to vote. There are issues that are important to many people and with each of those issues there are opposing opinions and points of view. Our laws were created to give everyone a chance to be heard and to make a difference. Voting for those leaders who share your view and those laws that affect you is how desired changes get to be realized. If citizens think they’re paying too many taxes, they can vote for a person who promises to lower taxes. If citizens want more services, they can vote for someone who will promise to spend funds to gain more services.
There are those who believe that their vote won’t really make a difference. The truth is there have been many elections and issues that have been decided by just a few votes. Every vote does make a difference and not voting can also make a difference. Just as voting can lead to the right leaders being elected and the right laws being enacted, not voting can lead to more years of the things you complain about and leaders who may not have your best interest in mind.
If you haven’t already registered to vote, make sure you do before October 22. November 6 is right around the corner. If you want change and if you want this country to be a better place, this year make it part of your duty as an American citizen to cast your vote and make a difference.