One of the items on my list today is to vote. Memphis has an election on October 9th and we have early voting for the couple of weeks before it.
Voting is one of the two obligations that every citizen should do. The other is some kind of personal service. Peace Corps, Americorps, military, take your pick. Spend some years of your youth and work in a low pay job that makes a difference around the world. I personally lucked out. I spent 13 years in the Navy and spent half of it in Hawai’i.
It is the job of the citizen to keep his mouth open. Let your elected officials know what you think. Vote for who you think will do the best job, even if it seems to be the lesser of two evils. If you don’t vote, you don’t have any grounds to complain when you get screwed by them.
You may think “my vote doesn’t count,” but the only way it doesn’t count is if you don’t vote.
Vote every chance you can. And thank God you have this sacred power.