Here’s something else you can sink your teeth into. Related. I honestly do this, and have been doing this for years. You know that silly fist bump thing? When my co-workers or friends try that with me I extend my full hand for a traditional handshake. I tell them sorry, but I don’t do that “Obama thing.” Most of them chuckle, but some have gotten offended, look at me strangely. But they know where I stand right off the bat. And it helps me to weed out the good guys, freedom lovers, from the bad guy Democrat fascists.
At some point, early Wednesday morning, when Gov. Mitt Romney and family were tucked into bed, a quiet call went out on the radio channel used by his Secret Service agents: “Javelin, Jockey details, all posts, discontinue.”
My polling place is the auditorium of the local elementary school. The school has a horse made of rope and wooden picture frames on one side, and two giraffes made from plastic pine branches guarding the doors on another side.
I kinda wish my polling place was something more exotic or interesting, like the back of a taco place or a neighbor’s drafty garage.
The November presidential election is just around the corner. Though I am unable to vote, I encourage others to vote in this critical election. Voting is a basic right, a civic duty, and a responsibility as citizens in this country — and we should not take it for granted.
You should vote because there are millions of undocumented immigrants like me who want to vote but are unable to do so because of their immigration status.
You should vote because your voice matters. If you do not vote, interest groups and lobbyists could take advantage of the policymaking process to benefit their own interests.
You should vote because you can hold elected officials accountable as responsible representatives, as they were elected to be.
You should vote because people fought, and died for, the right to vote in this country.
You should vote because there are many countries where people are still fighting and sacrificing their lives to have that right.
Your vote matters, your vote counts, your vote can change a person’s life.