Tonight I'm Thankful that the elections are over and that my mailbox will no longer be stuffed with mud-slinging junk (I'm looking at BOTH of you, Oregon governor candidates) and I won't have to watch the incredibly irritating campaign ads on TV anymore (that's right Denny Heck, I'm talking to you, was the best you could do with a campaign slogan "Give 'Em Heck"...? Really?!) I actually counted and I received the SAME mailer from one candidate 23 times! I'm sorry Katie Eyre Brewer, I don't want to see your shining, smiling face in my mailbox TWENTY THREE TIMES in a month.
That being said, I'm also incredibly Thankful that I live in a country where the citizens have the right to vote and have a say in our chosen representatives and laws. Though I don't agree with everyone that is elected and every law that is passed, I still exercise my right to vote in every election because I do believe that my vote counts.
How about you, did you vote?
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
- John Quincy Adams