Essay - by Jessica Sanders

It’s Your Right

November is approaching fast, which means it’s time to vote. You may think that voting is just for old rich snobby white men, but it’s not. It’s for anyone of any gender and skin color. Voting is very important; here are some reasons why you should hip the polls.

First off, you can’t complain if you don’t vote. It’s the most annoying thing in the world when people complain about the president and call him an idiot when they didn’t even vote. If you are motivated enough to call the president a moron, then you are motivated enough to vote.

Also, it’s important to know your facts. Once again, its really annoying when people call the president an idiot when they don’t know anything about or what he stands for, they just listen to the stupid people in Hollywood. Know your facts and learn to think for yourself. Don’t just vote for a candidate because your mom and dad or friends are. Vote for who you think is best, not who your favorite movie star thinks is best.

If you think your vote won’t matter because you’re just a tiny speck of a very large population, you are right, but everyone is in the same boat as you are. Consider there are only two candidates; we are such a diverse country there are going to be other people that agree with you. What if the candidate you don’t like wins by one vote? It takes everyone voting.

If you think because you are Hispanic, Asian or Black that there is no reason to vote consider this, in the 2004 election, 56 percent of black eligible voters voted, 47 percent of Latino eligible voters voted, and 30 percent of Asian eligible voters voted. You may feel alone, but there are others out there voting. Besides if you won’t your race to be a part of decision making, then vote.

It’s good to vote so you can feel apart of your country. If you are one of the ones that sits around and complains that your country is bad, why don’t you get up and do something about it? Instead of being part of the negative effect on the country, try to make a difference. Let your voice be heard, go vote.

If you are one of the people that doesn’t want to vote because your to lazy too, that’s lame! If there is not a line it won’t even take you five minutes. Don’t be lazy! If you feel like you are too busy, that’s silly, this only comes up once every four years, you can make some time for it. If you are worried about work go before you go to work or when you get off work.

Take these reasons to heart and keep an open mind. No matter what people tell you voting is important, be a part of your country and take some pride in it. It’s important that everyone of every race and gender comes out and votes, it’s your right. Only then can we truly put the right person in office.