Today, November 4th, 2008, at 11:30 a.m., we used our privilege to vote. The numbers on the ballad counters at our designated voting precinct for Warr Acres, Oklahoma, were very high for our community. The numbers were triple to what I have seen at closing time in other, more local elections.
It's a great thing to see the public get this enthused about anything. It also makes me wonder what it would be like if this enthusiasm were present at all opportunities to change our communities, cities, state, and nation by exercising our right to vote.
We may not have a lot of control as one vote, but at least we have a small push on the people, bills, and rights that affect us every day. It also can clear a path for our generations that follow. Please don't think your vote won't change anything. This great nation was started with just a few votes. They were very effective in making life what it is today. Today's votes are still very important in forming what this nation will be tomorrow.