Unfortunately, our nation can’t rely on a Sorting Hat to determine who will guide our nation throughout the next two years while the US continues to rebound from the recession.
The most frequent comment I’ve heard in recent weeks relates to the negative campaigns that both parties have used during this election cycle. By the time you’ve heard all of the nasty things both candidates have done, you might be tempted to stay home, choosing not to vote for either candidate.
And things will stay the same. If you’re happy about the state of the economy and the direction in which our country is heading, do nothing. Staying home promises status quo.
However, if you want to make your voice heard, and you want to take part in the democratic process, get out to the polls and cast an intelligent, intentional vote.
A few months from now, if you want to complain to me about the direction of the country, the state of our economy, or the rottenness of our elected officials, the first thing I’m going to ask you is this: “Did you vote?” If you say NO, we’re done talking.
Use your vote…or lose your right to complain about things when you’re unhappy.