It still amazes me that so many Americans take their right to vote, and don't even think twice about not voting.  I do not understand the mind set of some people.

Look back into the history of most Americans and you will see that our decedents moved to this country for the freedoms that it offered, one being the right to vote.   Even today people from all over the world head to the United States of America for a chance to become a citizen of this great nation and then voice their options at the voting booth.

Many people, in our lifetime, have lost their lives helping others get the right to vote and then protecting them at the voting booth.  In 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law The Voting Rights Act of 1965.  That law was aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the  15th amendment of the Constitution.

Going back even further, to the early 1900's, Women were, arrested, jailed, beaten,spit upon all while trying to gain the right to vote.   Finally in 1920, it all paid off, and the 19th amendment to the constitution gave women the right to be heard at the polls.

Our history in this country shows the struggle of so many who fought just so that YOU would have the right to vote and make your voice heard.

Don't dishonor those who worked and fought so hard, and many who died just so you could vote.

The polls are open until 8pm tonight.


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