I am an American. A citizen of one of 50 sovereign states. Provided certain rights to freedom by a blood-bought Constitution. I have the right to work to support myself and my family, without having to pay the majority of it in taxes. I have the right to attend my church and share my faith without fear of persecution. I have the right to cast my ballot in support of the people whom I deem fit to serve in public office without my vote being manipulated. I have the right to choose my health care insurance and doctors, and I have the right to decline either one if I so choose. I have the right to own a firearm, and the right to use it to protect myself, my family, and my property if threatened. I have the right to privacy to do what I want on my property and with my property as long as it doesn’t encroach on the rights of others. I have the right to school my children as I see fit, whether in a public, private, or home school. I have the right to speak my mind regardless of who it offends. I am an American.
We as Americans have a voice and the legal means to make that voice heard. The way we speak to our leaders is by voting. If we feel our rights are being treaded upon, we can go to our local polls and initiate change. Please, do not neglect your right to vote, because if you do, one day it will be taken away.
- “The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter (Dwight D. Eisenhower).”
- “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all (John F. Kennedy).”
- “Voting is a civic sacrament (Theodore Hesburgh).”
- “A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election (Bill Vaughan).”