Alright America—who voted? This opportunity comes every four years. Did you participate? I did, but I’m not sure if I made the right decision. I think there are quite a few people out there who second guess their vote as well. This election has been tough for everyone to make a decision. When I was watching the news last night, they said that people who are registered to vote is up 13% from the last election. It seems that with this election, more people are aware of what’s going on with our government. We’ve seen a lot of ups and downs these past four years which seems to have incited people to look more closely at how their votes are affecting the country. The next four years are going to be a bumpy road, no matter who is elected president. My hope is that they can fulfill the needs of the people and not focus on their own personal agenda.
I’ll admit, this was the first time I ever voted. In other elections, I didn’t believe my vote would make a difference, so I thought, “why bother?” Three years ago, my way of thinking was challenged and ultimately changed. Having voting rights is integral to the foundation of this country. It’s one of our core values as a democracy. People need to believe that they can make a difference. It’s not just about who ends up in our governmental seats, but who put them there in the first place. This country was founded on the basis that it’s a country “For the People, by the people.” We should all embrace the privilege we’re given just by being United States citizens.