Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Voting for the first time

Aug 23, 2010.

Primary elections in Florida. My first time voting in my adopted country. Yes I have voted before in my native country, but this is different. We are electing candidates to local, state and national offices. What a difference. No more picking someone to be the next dictator for the next five years. Somehow the process seems more close to home. When I have sat down on a metting with am certain official mow running for her party's nomination, it feels more close to home. Even the dog catcher is an elected position in some jurisdictions. Democracy is not the right to elect a president but the right to elect members of the government. Local and national. From the local school board member to the senator.

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