Voting in 2016 - Election Day

Voting is a privilege.

Voting is a right.

You also have a right not to vote.  No one has to vote.

“But people were killed for your right to vote!”   

That’s true.  But the right to vote doesn't mean you have to vote.  The right to vote means no one can tell you, "You can’t vote" because of your gender or color of your skin.

When I quit my job years ago to be at home, someone said, “You can’t do that!  Do you know what women went through so you could work and not have to stay home?”

He was talking about the years when women were just beginning to go to school and get a career. His mom was a doctor so he knew what she went through to earn her credentials and then work as a doctor in a field where there weren’t any women, especially African American women, at the time.

I understood his perspective.  But what I understood was that ultimately they fought so women could have a choice--work outside the home or inside the home.

It’s a good idea to vote, if you want to have a say so in the direction of the country. 

Most people want to vote.  They look forward to having involvement in who is elected U.S. President.

But when both candidates are morally equally unqualified, what do you do?

You have a choice.

You can still vote.  Eeeny meeny miny moe (just kidding). 

But seriously, there are other issues to vote for other than the Presidency. 

You can skip the Presidential portion (if you absolutely can't choose one of the candidates) and vote on the other issues.

It’s a courageous (and some say foolish) choice not to vote.  You may get backlash from others. 

But it’s God who matters.  Only be concerned with what He thinks.

Lisa Butwell