Today is November 5th, which for many means that it's time to elect (or re-elect) new government leaders.
For others, however, this day becomes one of excuses, such as "I don't have the time to vote" or "My vote won't make a difference anyway." However, as Americans, voting is not only our right, but a civic duty.
Our country was founded on the basis of freedom, and the belief in a democratic voting process. Where would any of us be today, had our founding fathers not started this process? After all, our government is one that is run by the people, and for the people.
It is true that many of us are disillusioned by politics, and the people who work in that arena. Many have not kept the promises they made while they were running for their elected position, and many believe politics is simply a dirty business. Well, today, we have a choice to make: whether or not to keep certain people in office, and elect someone new to the position.
Still, as Americans, we should embrace the voting process, which so many worked so hard for us to have through our nation's history. Whether you vote on the Republican or Democratic part line, please remember to vote today.
However, if you choose not to vote today, don't forget the old saying: "If you don't vote, don't complain."