Monday, November 7, 2016

Giving Thanks for ... {The Right to Vote}

The Constitution afforded us the right to vote, so exercise that right and vote tomorrow.




Not only is there a right to vote in the Constitution, but it’s the single right that appears most often in the Constitution’s text – five times in all.  In fact, four separate Amendments – the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th – even use the same powerful language to protect it: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged . . . .”  Of course, like every other constitutional right, the right to vote is subject to reasonable restrictions.  Nevertheless, it’s just as much a constitutional right as any other embodied in our Constitution.





I certainly do not use this blog as a political platform, but I do encourage you to vote. It is your right!

One of these people will be our next President. I know that I will RESPECT the winner whoever he/she is.




You can view more of my Giving Thanks series all November:










     The Right to Vote, y'all!

12 comments:

  1. Already went downtown and voted last Friday. Hoping the best person for the job wins.....but will accept whatever the choice is (as if I have a choice-lol) xo Diana

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    1. Yep! I am off to vote when the polls open at 6:00 AM. xo

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  2. My kids are so excited about the election this year. They are 10 and 12 and have been following the political news and debates all along - although some of it should have been censored. Either way, they are both showing so much interest in how our political system works. I have a feeling we will all be up very late tomorrow night...
    Shelley

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    1. That is great that the kids are interested in the election.

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  3. Good morning, Ron! I exercised my right to vote and voted early. For those of us who are Catholics, voting is more private than confession! Have a great day! xoxo

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    1. Oh yes. Please tell Honey that!!!!

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  4. I also did early voting and will now wait for the results along with the rest of America and the world! Hugs!

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  5. I voted early back in October. I usually follow politics closely. But, I have to admit that if the person I voted for doesn't win, then I'm not watching the inauguration/parade. That will be a first for me! I will be too crushed. I have no control over who wins but do feel very strongly towards each candidate.

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  6. Ron,
    I am a huge reader of many blogs but I have never left a comment until today. I liked your post about our right to vote. I appreciate that it was not a political comment as I do not read blogs for political opinions. And lastly, what a classy way to end it,"I will RESPECT the winner... After this election that is something that I myself needed to hear. Thank you

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