Election is just another four-letter word

As Annie sang in her riveting solo number, “Tomorrow, you’re only a day away.”

We can’t know for certain what tomorrow will bring, other than that, like every four years for more than the past two centuries, our nation will having a vote.

Hey, I’m glad this one’s almost over. It’s been a tough year, elections, Covid, uncertainty.

That said, it’s amazing to think that there are countries who don’t have elections. For all the uncertainty, health concerns, strife of political attacks and name-calling, we should understand that there are certain privileges we enjoy for being here.

It’s not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination. There are the haves, and the have-nots. There’s matters of racism, extremism, religious and socio-economic turmoil. But, at the same time, there are people who are fighting to make improvements – not only in our country, but around the world.

So, assuming you’re an American voter, and you go to the polls today (if you haven’t already voted early), just remember that. We’re not duty-bound to act in many circumstances in the US. But this is one of those ways. Arguably the most important thing we should do – every time that four-letter (or, eight-letter) word rolls around, Vote.


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