Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ballot Boxes by Angie Ledbetter


No matter which presidential candidate you plan to vote for in November, isn't it awesome (and I don't use that word lightly) that we have the privilege to cast our vote without undue influence, hardship or risk? This same sense of awe and thankfulness pervades my being whenever I step behind the voting booth curtain of my precinct and make my choices in leadership and legislative acts up for a vote.


As another election nears, I'm filled with gratitude for living in a country where every eligible adult is free and encouraged to let his/her voice be heard. Countries struggling under harsh despots and dictators, madmen and abusers of human rights enjoy no such luxury; yet the citizens of these places would give almost anything to have a direct say-so in who leads them. Isn't it sad that so many of us feel apathetic about the whole issue here?


To honor the nation which holds the electoral process in highest esteem, let us all consider the stakes, and make the wisest choices possible in local and national issues and leadership. I appreciate the opportunity and will never take it for granted.


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all the service people that have given us this right. (Ryan) True American heros. Let's vote our heart and conscience and not let these ladies and gentlemen down. They deserve nothing less.
Oren

Angie Ledbetter said...

Amen, Oren. A group of people near and dear to my heart.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Well said, Ang!

Kathryn Magendie said...

you too Oren!

Barbara Quinn said...

Yes, Angie you are so right that it IS important to vote amd we are fortunate to be able to do so. We can effect change, and can make a difference. Don't whine..VOTE!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thank you, Kat. And AMEN, SISTUH to you, Barb!

Patresa Hartman said...

completely awesome. when i think about how lightly i've taken the process and the privilege, i feel a little crummy.

Lisa G. said...

Amen! What a rare and wonderful perspective. Thanks.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Patresa & Lisa. I needed the reminder myself. ;)

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