History in the Making

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In all honesty, I didn't think I'd see this day until I had grandchildren. Millions of people are casting their votes for a party that will put either a black man or a woman into the highest offices in our government. I was so proud to stand in the booth today and choose the candidate I feel will best represent and work for the needs of the American public. No matter which candidate wins, history is being made today.

It is our duty as Americans to know the issues and the candidates and to make our opinions known by going to the polls. Those who say they will not vote, that their vote doesn't matter, that they do not like the candidates so why bother should be ashamed. Voting is privilege and honor not to be taken lightly and to ignore that responsibility is like taking a shit in the middle of the Vatican.

I cast my vote this morning because African American blood was shed for my right to do so.

I cast my vote today because women before me spoke up and demanded their voices be heard within the political arena.

I cast my vote today because men and women in the armed services fight and die to protect my freedom, rights and the democracy of our great nation. I cast my vote because I am a parent who wants her child to see how important it is to be involved in the political process. I voted today because I want our country to be great again.


  1. The is the BEST "Why I Vote" post I've read yet. I voted for the first time today. So so excited to finally take my place in the voting ranks.

  2. I vote for all the same reasons you do. As a black woman, my vote is too important to me to waste!

  3. Excellent post today Mel. Excellent.

    (And hallelujah -- he did it!)

  4. Thank you for your awesome post. We did it!!!

  5. Gorgeous writing.


  6. this is one of the best posts i've read about the election. fantastic.

  7. Awesome post. It's an AMAZING day for the country. Finally!


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