Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gratitude Challenge: Day 2


On this, Day 2 of the Gratitude Challenge issued by Brenda over at Garden of Learning, I ponder what it means to be an American.  I'm sure many other people will be posting something similar.

We, as Americans, have a very unique gift in our country.  We have untold freedoms, we have the ability responsibility to vote, we can literally pen our own future.  I hope that no matter your political affiliation, that you exercise the right that so many have given their life to provide, get out there and make your voice heard.

I personally don't really feel that I am either an R or a D, I am a rabid Conservative, probably more conservative than any Republican can even claim!  Claiming to be a Conservative or Republican doesn't change how I feel about our rights though,we are allowed a unique privilege in our right to vote.  My Mom and Dad always urged all of their kids to vote, if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.  Even when I was voting Democrat, my Dad encouraged me to vote, when I know he really wanted to lock me in the closet.

So, to end, I encourage all of you to go be part of the solution, be part of the process!!!  Head over here to see what others are grateful for today!

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5 comments:

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Thanks for your great post. I liked your description "rabid conservative". I can relate - although here in NY, it can be a little lonely. =)

SisterTipster said...

Love your post and reminder of all the GREAT things about our nation~and yeah, I'm glad your dad didn't lock you up in the closet...LOL...God isssssssssss good!! (jk!) Have a blessed day! HUGS!!

Prairiemaid said...

Excellent post! Great reminder!

Blessings,
Cheryl

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I love the term "rapid conservative." **grin** We are truly blessed to be able to freely vote in whichever manner we feel lead.

Vickie said...

A great post about our responsibility to vote. If we don't vote...we can't complain :)