No line. No waiting. Voting was a breeze this morning. Voted on all the constitutional amendments, the retention of judges, and of course, the candidates for state and federal office.
Ever since I finally became a citizen in 1983 I have voted in every election. I am proud to have voted for Ronald Reagan, the greatest president of my lifetime (so far). I am not so proud of other votes I have cast. Nevertheless, I feel it is the right — and the duty* — of every American citizen to vote. We live in a very special country, a country where the right to cast a ballot to change how you are governed has been the rule for 230 years. Don’t waste your day today.
* “So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.” –Voltaire (H/T Lou)