Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Livin' in the USA



Today is the big day! This morning, the Today Show is airing footage of long lines of voters, waiting for their turn to cast their ballots. It makes me so thankful and proud to be an American. Everyone one of us has a voice and how we choose to vote is our right, our privilege and our own business. No matter how obnoxious the ads get, how long the campaign process drags out, it beats the alternative of living in a country where we don't get to decide.

Like everyone else, I have my opinion on who would be the person best qualified to lead our country. And I hope that enough Americans agree with me, that he'll have the opportunity to do so. But I also believe that both candidates are good, honest, decent men who have the country's best interests at heart. In the end, it isn't up to just one man to make our country the best in the world. It's up to all of us to do our part, by the way we live and in the decisions we make every day.

Today I'm just grateful to be living in the U.S.A.

7 comments:

Double the blessing said...

Very well said.

Renna said...

Great post, Karen, and I love the picture!

"No matter how obnoxious the ads get, how long the campaign process drags out, it beats the alternative of living in a country where we don't get to decide"

How true! Thanks for bringing that into perspective. :-)

Trailboss said...

Amen Sister!

Becky said...

I don't think I have EVER seen lines at polling places in years past? Or am I just repressing the memories? I think it is great!

Becky said...

By the way ... well said indeed. Why does this whole thing have to get so ugly and vicious. They are good men, both of them. And their hearts are truly in the right places, no matter how different they are.

justabeachkat said...

Very well written!

Hugs!
Kat

diana said...

amen! and well put.