Why I Love America - Part 2

July 3, 2015, 12:00 am


I Still Have a Vote

Living in America offers us a lot of freedoms that other people in the world don’t have. For instance, we have the opportunity through the democratic process to help bring about change in our society. Many people in the world are not granted the freedom to cast a vote. They are forced to live in a country where those in power are there for life. The will of the people is pretty much ignored.

During this time of year, I often think of our founding fathers who felt the frustration of taxation without representation. England was levying taxes on them. The colonists were expected to pay the taxes without any voice in the matter. Plus England was a monarchy. When they laid the plans for our government the people were given a voice in what went on. Among other things that voice is our right to vote.

Often times I hear people say that their vote doesn’t matter. That there’s is only one vote. I consider my vote as an opportunity to express how I feel about something or someone. My one vote is an opportunity for me to exercise the freedom to say how I feel. This coming weekend I will be attending the annual conference of a group I have belonged to for over thirty years. It has been a few years since I last attended the annual conference. This year we are voting on a very important matter so I feel the need to be there. My vote could be the one that makes a difference. It is a privilege to have the freedom to cast a vote.

In regards to voting, will you join me this month in praying for our elected officials? The Bible tells us that God has established government. We may not agree with everything they do. He has a purpose for them.

Talk to you next week,

Tom

 

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September 13, 2015 4:57pm
Daniel Pippin

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