Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vote


In 1776, "we the people" could vote, as long as "we" were white men that owned land. If you were a white man that owned land, but were Jewish, Catholic, or Quaker ~ so sorry, no votey for you. Check back with us in about seventy-five years. If you were non-white, you had to wait until the 1870's. Women had to wait until the 1920's. Today, if you are 18, you only have to wait about 20 minutes in line.

I'm taking my children with me to vote. Then we're walking to Ben and Jerry's for some ice cream. And picking up this book from the library. Tonight's dinner will include a few brewskis, compliments of Sam Adams. We'll watch election coverage while playing chess and finishing up homework. 

Our vote matters ~ at the polls, and through the peeps of our children. It is counted by ballots, and the boys and girls who want to be just like us. See you at the polls.

xoxo Michele


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1 comment:

Shelley Johannes said...

Oh wow - just looking at that book title and the summary - I got chills. It's so easy to take for granted. Even after telling my kids what a privilege it is...I still know it's hard for us to truly comprehend and how hard people have had to fight to have a voice.