Obviously today is election day. I am thankful that I live in a country in which all citizens have the right to vote. I am also thankful for those who fought for the right to vote for women! I did not vote in the last presidential election. I don't really feel that who the president is greatly affects my daily life. I'm not on government assistance, and I don't make millions of dollars. However, a couple of my coworkers made me feel like a bad American for not voting. So I looked up the candidates, and did some research. Today was my first time to vote in a polling place. I voted in the 2004 election when I was in college- but it was absentee.
I am disappointed in many of my facebook friends because of some really hateful comments. I believe that we can disagree and still be respectful. Granted, some of the people running for office may be idiots, and may have said inappopriate things, but I just hate how rude so many people are being. The whole election process always ends up so negative. I would much prefer to hear why I should vote for someone, instead of nasty remarks about why I should not vote for someone.
And no matter who wins today, I like this quote that I saw floating around the internet. If only we could remember this: