Vote! - 2012 Election

Vote! - 2012 Election

I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.  ~Margaret Thatcher

vote-button Aunt Heather PiperRoughly four years ago today, the United States citizens were voting for their next president of the United States.  In 2008, the republican nominee was John McCain (Arizona) and his nominee for Vice President was Sarah Palin (Alaska).  The Democratic nominee was Barack Obama (Illinois) and his nominee for Vice President was Joesph Biden (Pennsylvania).  In 2008, Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States of America.  I'm glad that the people got out to vote, even though though that's not how I voted.

Regardless, I am proud of the fact that I am able to vote, and do it safely, at least in my little area of the world.  I have never been threatened to vote or not vote.  I have never had to be escorted to the polls by men holding machine guns.  And I've never been afraid to voice my opinion or engage in a friendly intelligent debate with another party.  We are certainly blessed.

Today, I cast my vote again, as I do every election, local or national.  This year the nominee for the Republican party is Mitt Romney (Massachusetts) and his Vice President nominee is Paul Ryan (Wisconsin).  The Democratic nominee was the same from the 2008 election, Barack Obama and Joesph Biden.  Naturally the President and Vice President have another chance for a four year term.  The main issues facing this year's election included unemployment, healthcare (Obamacare), and the war on terrorism.  Maybe next year, I will take Kyle in the booth with me to watch me vote.  I want him to get a feel for voting and understand the importance of his choices before it's time for him to cast his ballot.  Kyle watches the news with me, and has an understanding for some issues, but I want him to make sure he is aware, as much as possible.  Although Kyle is not short of his own opinions.  The other day he made a comment about Obama being a dictator, or something along those lines.  I never said such a thing, but I'm sure he heard it somewhere, or maybe that was his observation.

By this time tomorrow, we will know who was elected as our 45th President of the United States.  Hope God blesses the new leader!

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