Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day!

Whatever your opinions or politics, if you're a US citizen, please take the time to vote today. I'm heading off with my son to the polls later this morning, while my husband and older son will have already stopped on their way to work.

I think it's easy to forget what a hard-earned right voting is. When the US was founded, only male (white) property owners could vote. Then eventually tenants were enfranchised, then males of color and finally, in 1920--less than a century ago--women were finally given the full right of citizenship. That's after we had Fords and ankle-baring skirts. At long last, our opinions were able to be heard. (Photo, 1913, owned by the Library of Congress, unrestricted use permitted.)


So exercise the right our grandmothers fought for and cast your ballot. And as you do, remember the other values they preached. Be kind to one another as you wait. Common courtesy still makes the world a better place.

My favorite thing about today? By tonight, all those recordings will stop calling my house! Have a wonderful week!

2 comments:

Wynter Daniels said...

Absolutely. It's hard to believe most of our grandmothers were born in a time when they couldn't vote. And yeah - no more political calls and ads!

Naima Simone said...

I hadn't thought about it until you pointed it out, but yes! My grandparents definitely were. Wow. I rocked my right yesterday and today I'm just grateful we're back to the same 'ol pill-popping, dating-service commercials! Sigh. So glad to have you back!