The right to vote

I don’t usually post anything unrelated to art in my blog, but this time, I strongly feel I have to.

Land of Many Stripes

Voting is an important right of every US citizen, but with it comes a huge responsibility: to actually show up and vote, and to vote sensibly. Base your decision on facts – NOT on lies and distortions that abound in email messages and social media.

THINK hard and weigh the facts. Politicians are not perfect; they make mistakes like we do. However, do not vote for someone just because you like him or her. And don’t vote based on your gut feeling or your conscience. Most of us ignore the glaring facts and insist on our “feelings”. Use your educated judgment.

Immigration is a major issue in this presidential election. A lot of us are affected by this, which gives rise to strong emotions which may cloud our judgment. REMEMBER, the United States of America is a country built by immigrants. AND, DO NOT FORGET, that we stole this land from Native Americans.

Terrorism is a big concern and a global problem. But America cannot isolate itself and expect its world power to continue. We must extend our hands to the rest of the world. It is only through cooperation and intelligence exchange that we can resolve common problems.

We are all citizens of these United States: young, old, black, white, yellow, brown, red, straight, LGBT, poor, rich, etc. Open your minds to the facts and VOTE RESPONSIBLY.

SO:  Whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, or Independent, please vote on November 8; and vote sensibly. DO NOT BE COMPLACENT about this presidential election. Your participation or indifference will decide who will lead our nation for the next four years.

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