Today, I decided to take the opportunity to go and vote early. I waited for 40 minutes in line under magnificent blue skies and a very nice cool weather. It is not too often you have an opportunity to wear a coat in Florida. I had decided that even if it took me all day, I was going to have my voice heard.
As most of you know, I was born and raised under a dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. I do not take the privilege of voting lightly. Most of the people in the United States do not know what it is to live without any kind of freedom. I do know, that’s why I was so excited to get my sticker to wear on my lapel stating that “I voted.” I always do, it is like a badge of honor that reminds me that I do matter in the bigger scheme of things.
People that preceded me went to war, died, lost families, properties and so many other things, so I could today have the power to have my say in this important event in our country.
God bless the United States of America!
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Your Happy Contessa
“The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.” Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th American President, from 1953 until 1961. 14 October, 1890 – 28 March, 1969.