you have plans for Tuesday? If you didn’t, then now you do. It’s election day for the United States, land of the free. I know we all have had a busy weekend of playing dress up to keep our senses dulled, but that is still no excuse to not exercise the American right to vote. Of all the privileges Americans take the most for granted, voting comes first to mind. However, there is one controversial question: Should an uninformed voter vote? I would say no. You should be informed before going behind the pearly curtains to punch in your ballot; therefore, read, ingest, digest and go vote!
The last election was a historical landmark, bringing into power the first biracial President. My roommate even drove the 10 hours to Washington D.C. to participate in the inauguration day of President Obama.
Another historical election took place this past Sunday with the rise to power of Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. She became the first female president of Brazil, bringing hope to the ninth largest economy in the world. When the rest of the world is trying to stand under the immense pressure of a global recession, Brazil has continued to progress and defy the laws of economics. It’s burgeoning markets is just one example of hope, amidst all the deluge of high unemployment rates and Wall Street statistics.
Every election day brings new hopes and fears. After the dust has settled from the blur of ink blotting, a new political arena will be raised. Will the Democrats retain their power in Congress? Will the Republicans emerge victorious? Who will be left behind and who will be thrust forward? What weapon will the Tea Party be wielding?
Go vote, and God bless.