Lenn Harley posted a blog this morning about an issue that I feel very strongly about. It is an issue that needs more of our attention. It is an issue about a right that many take for granted. People in this country have become spoiled and don't realize what a tremendous opportunity it is to be able to have a voice in who will govern our country and states. This sense of entitlement without sacrifice is so prevalent, that many fail to realize the price that was paid for the rights that we have. Voting is right up there with those rights, yet many fail to take the opportunity to exercise that right and have a say in the future and direction that our country will take.
VOTING IS NOT ALWAYS CONVENIENT IN THE UNITED STATES.
Tuesday voting often means time off from work. Or, in many areas, standing in line in the dark at 7:00 a.m. for after work voting. Yet, we persevere.
OH, POOR US!
How would you like to be voting when you are threatened with IEDs in the road on the way to the voting location, rockets falling among voters, etc. The article below shows what real barriers to voting are in countries where it takes real courage to vote.
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