The Importance of Your Vote

Written by Greg on November 4, 2012

Early voting has already started in Texas and I urge everyone to exercise his or her right to vote.  It does not matter which political party you belong to or who or what you support, voting is critical to America.

In fact, I would argue that voting equals freedom.  By participating in the election process by casting your vote, you have now made choices on which best represents your ideals and will work for the best interests of the state of Texas and America.  Take away or diminish our right to vote and irreparable harm is done making America less free and less engaged.

America stands for the proposition that everyone should be equal and the right to vote is critical in that endeavor.  Each of us, has one vote that counts the same as any other vote.  All of this should be working to make sure that every American who is eligible to vote is able to vote and does so.  An engaged electorate is an educated electorate and it is the fabric that binds us together as a society.

My grandfather fought in World War I, my father and uncles fought in World War II, and they fought to preserve freedom and our right to vote.

Voting takes place this Tuesday and employers in Texas are required to let employees off work to cast their votes.  I urge everyone to take advantage of early voting if they can and to vote tomorrow on Election Day if they can’t.

As Americans, all of this should be standing up and doing everything we can to make sure that all of our neighbors and everyone in our state is able to vote on Election Day.  The sacrifices of our forefathers were too great to do otherwise.

To stand up and be counted is to be American and I would argue that it is even more so necessary with unlimited campaign contributions by political ads that are bombarding us to death.  Stand up and be counted and don’t be swayed by meaningless television and radio nonsense, funded by unknown sources, in an attempt to influence our elections.

Greg Baumgartner

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