My Vote…My Voice…

For my compatriots, all of you are already aware we are having a Presidential Election next Tuesday, November 6th.

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!

Please do remember those that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  American Red Cross and others have always been available to lend a hand.  Please do support these institutions today.

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.

4 thoughts on “My Vote…My Voice…

  1. Kadzi

    Now that’s an inspirational shot. Can’t wait to get busy at my polling precinct next week, and can’t believe how many people in this country choose not to vote.

    Reply
    1. happycontessa Post author

      When our freedoms don’t feel threatened, we take them for granted. A lot of things can happen when apathy takes over. All we can do is do our share and vote. Happy Election Day, a tradition not to be taken for granted. Thanks for reading. Hope all continues to be well with you.

      Reply
  2. Raylene

    I voted with as much enthusiasm as you. I give up my right to fuss if I don’t vote. It is a privilege and shouldn’t be ignored!

    Reply
    1. happycontessa Post author

      Absolutely right!! This is a beautiful system we have in this country. We are free to choose the ideology we identify with and then have the freedom to vote. That’s what makes this country great.
      Welcome back!!

      Reply

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