Is it worth waiting outside in line for 35 minutes to cast a vote for who I would like to represent me in my country’s government? I say yes!
I must say it was made easier by the weather being a comfortable 85 degrees with a slight breeze and the smell of orange blossom in the air. What? I was standing in a parking lot and there were no trees or bushes in sight. It must have been the perfume of the women standing behind me. So pleasant.
Plus, while no one knew it, I was exercising my core while I slowly moved along. I breathed out completely to empty my lungs of all air. I then tightened my abdominal muscles as much as I could, and held for 10 seconds. I did this 10 times. A good exercise for straightening your core, and flattening the stomach. Try it.
I continued move to slowly toward the entrance to the polling place, and exercise my right as a U.S. citizen vote in the 2018 mid-term election. I am not going to tell you who I voted for, or who you should vote for. But I will tell you why I vote for who I do.
The United States of America was established many years ago by some very wise men who created it based on certain principles. Principles such as the pursuit of life, liberty, happiness, personal freedom, and very little government intrusion into the personal lives of its citizens.
It was those principles that made our country great for so many years. Only recently, in the last fifty plus years and increasing, have groups of people with ideas counter to our founding principles been pushing those ideas harder and harder in an effort to fundamentally change our nation.
It is for this reason that I vote for representatives that are more in line with our country’s founding principles in a hope that we will move toward those things that once made us such a great nation.