Feels Like The First Time

I am both embarrassed and proud to say that I have finally, for the first time ever, voted in a general election for US President as well as local ballots, initiatives, propositions and political offices. I got tired of people saying that those who don’t vote shouldn’t complain. Got tired of it mainly because I knew them to be correct.

I have never been a big fan of politics. I think it to be generally participated in by people who just say what they think the voters want to hear, and that they will go to some really dirty ends to achieve the power they so badly crave. This time it just felt different. I strongly felt it was my duty and I proudly voted to re-elect President Obama but I have no ill-will against those who voted for Romney. They had their convictions, just as I had mine.

For being my first time voting I think I did very well. Out of the nineteen people/ballots/propositions that I voted for, fourteen went my way. But I still don’t like politics.


    • Beata on November 8, 2012 at 08:10
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    I, too, have always had an aversion to politics … I didn’t vote until the 2000 elections. It’s good to see that you also overcame your aversion and took part in helping to shape our future. Thanks for bravely standing by your convictions (at the risk of alienating a few friends … heck, even some family members, all of whom we love dearly), and for voting with your brain.

    Now we must remember how very precious each friendship/relationship is, and set an example for the younger generation (they will notice). An example of not just tolerance and civility, but also one of genuine respect, open-mindedness, cooperation, optimism, and love. We are all brothers and sisters on this beautiful planet.

    • Mary Holden on November 11, 2012 at 10:34
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    Yay! I’m very proud of you! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Mary! It felt really good. (To win.)

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