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Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Today I got up early. Put on my favorite red shirt. Debated wearing Grahm's obnoxious elephant tie. Decided against. Drove to a little school two minutes away from my house. Waited in a ridiculously long line. Felt like I was about to take the ACT. Resisted the urge to belt out the National Anthem. Grabbed a patriotic sticker. And cast my ballot.

It was empowering.
Go vote. Seriously. Get off your buns, and go make a difference.

But please don't be a one-issue voter. Yes, gay marrige and abortion are important things our country needs to figure out. But they aren't the only things. Clearly, they really aren't on either candidate's agendas. One guy has no intention of legalizing them, and the other has had four years to take action... and he hasn't. No matter where you stand with these issues, I hope they aren't the only reason that you're voting for whoever you are. Don't let those issues be your only issues, because our country has bigger fish to fry.

(You know I couldn't resist putting in my two cents.)

23 comments:

Alexa said...

I wouldn't have cared if you wanted to put in a whole dollar, this post is awesome :) Very well written. Though you totally should've worn the elephant tie!

Now can we pleeeeease get back to awkward Tampax and Jergen's commercials on TV, instead of these nasty political ads? Those are the days I long for!

{Southern Living, Our Way ~ www.alexaandglenn.blogspot.com}

Annabelle said...

Well said sweet girl! I rocked the vote today!

julia rose. said...

I reallyyyy wish you would have worn the elephant tie!! And I voted early last week which (you're right) was completely empowering! I felt like a total bad ass walking out of there!

Genna said...

Love this post! Can't wait to get out of class and vote. And go elephant tie :)

Jillian Nicole said...

Well said, Jena! Happy Election Day!:)

Lauren721 said...

Nicely said!! I plan on getting empowered later today!!

P!nky said...

I proudly wore my red shirt today too! My bf was wearing a blue sweater for warmth only and I promptly made him go change ;)!

ELEPHANTS RULE! xoxo

Nikki said...

I rocked the vote early this morning as well!

Elle said...

Well said!

Yesi said...

I voted early on saturday! 5 hour wait but totally worthit! You so should have worn the elephant tie! Newest follower!

xoxo Yesi

Angi said...

I probably wouldn't have been able to resist at least HUMMING the National Anthem....haha. And you definitely should have worn the tie ;-D

Laurie said...

AMEN GIRL! So many issues in America to address. I voted:)

carrieburke said...

I went and voted today! It was my first time voting too since I just turned 18 in May so I was super excited!

Carrie
http://lego-house.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Yay for election day!!!

Michelle said...

Bravo. I totally agree. Had to explain to my 17 year old the current need to put economic concerns above social concerns this election (not to minimize the social concerns, but as you said...nothing is being done about them anyway). I think way too many people are forgetting that and making this election about the social issues. :)

Nicole - Craft My Soul said...

Rocking the vote tonight after work! Now since I've read this, I might also have a difficult time resisting the urge to belt out the National Anthem!!! Happy Voting. While we probably don't agree on the same issues at hand, that's why I'm glad we live in the US and have the freedom to disagree. :) hahaha

Allison said...

I totally felt empowered voting and loved showing off my sticker. Haha.

Ragan said...

you are so funny. i wanted to sing the national anthem too. :)

Denise Lopatka said...

love this post!! i totally agree with ALL OF IT! even tho election day has come and gone and maybeeeeee just maybeeeee i don't like the results - i'm still hopeful... i have no choice i guess?

Adrienne said...

I really like what you said about not being an "issue voter"! So true girl :)

I voted!

Katie Smith said...

thanks for stopping by! just starting following you!
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Elle Noel said...

You are too funny- I agree with your election sentiments! Patriotism at it's finest- excersisng those rights and waiting in long lines. Oyee. FYI- Your about me is hysterical, I'm still giggling. I too am a few fries short of a double rainbow- wouldn't have it anyother way. Hope you're having a great day!

Alyssa said...

You totally nailed it. We need to deal with the bigger issues. That's to say I am not very happy with the results :( Love your blog btw!