11.04.2008

Counting My Blessings #4: The Right to Vote



"Abraham Lincoln best described democracy as "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." For that government to be "by the people," however, requires that the people decide who shall be their leaders. Without free and fair elections, there can be no democratic society, and without that constant accountability of government officials to the electorate, there can, in fact, be no assurance of any other rights. The right to vote, therefore, is not only an important individual liberty; it is also a foundation stone of free government." us gov.org

I am thankful that I live in America with a democracy that gives me the right to vote in public elections.

3 comments :

  1. I'm enjoying reading your blessings! We are so fortunate to have the privilege of voting.

    Oh, I love your new header photo. That looks like such a beautiful place to sit with a cup of coffee and a book! Gorgeous!

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  2. yes you're so right! I also love your current header photo.

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  3. excelent post right target freedom sandy lovely header

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