Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Election Day

You Should Be Allowed to Vote

You got 15/15 questions correct.

Generally speaking, you're very well informed.

If you vote this election, you'll know exactly who (and what) you'll be voting for.

You're likely to have strong opinions, and you have the facts to back them up.

Well, I didn't take the quiz until *after* I voted, but it's nice to know that a random internet quiz thinks I'm ready-to-go.
I take voting very seriously. It is all-in-one a privilege, a right, and a responsibility.
A privilege, because we live in this country that is unique in all of civilization.
A right, because so many have fought for my right to vote.
A responsibility, not only because of the above two reasons, but also because of all the places in the world that voting is not available to its citizens. What happens in the U.S. affects so, so many other places in the world.
As always for the past 17 years, (since we've lived in this house) I walked just one block to my voting place, and cast my ballot. Blackeyed Susan and Alvin Fernald accompanied me, as they have every election since they were born. This time, since it was Charming's day off, we were privileged to vote at the same time. An added bonus was that Lily and the children showed up at the same time!


Inglesidemom said...

Okay - I made THE CAKE. The oatmeal cake. Oh my goodness! Fabulous! Excellent! Family favorite! Thanks for sharing!


Apple Family said...

Hi There, just responding to your comment on my blog... Yes, apples are our business as well. We have a fruit and vegetable farm that my husband is 5th generation to. Lots of fun!

Glad you enjoyed my "fruit for thought" Its nice to be able to share that stuff :-)