No one wants to listen to one more person on a soapbox. Accordingly, I'll be brief.
If you do one thing today, let it be to cast your vote.
It's what we get to do here in America. All of us. We aren't frightened that someone might beat us when we leave the polls, imprison us, kidnap our children, or burn down our businesses because of our political views. We don't stay home from the polls out of dread. No. We vote and we get on with our day.
Think about that for a moment, would you?
With 305 million people in this country, we have nearly as many perspectives on how life should be lived. We have a history of struggle and persecution. In so many ways, we have little in common with each other. In spite our differences, though, we share a dogged commitment to bring about change by voting, not violence. This is what makes us American.
And what a blessing that is. To think, the most we have to worry about when it comes to voting is a long line.
I bet that you can wait in line for this chance to vote. So, please go vote today. It matters.