It’s election day here in the good ol’ US of A.
I’m pretty excited. Not so much to boot one candidate out or keep him in, mind you. I don’t place a lot of hope in any one person–because you’ve got to admit, anyone who would want that job must be a few cards short of a full deck. Not to mention, I happen to know the great and powerful Oz is little more than an ordinary man who longs to join the circus.
No, I’m more excited for the pomp and circumstance of it all. I love heading to the polls, standing in line with my fellow Americans, electing those I feel most worthy of the job, and handing my ballot to the volunteer who calls out, “Amy Jo has voted!”
That’s my favorite part–hearing my name. For I can’t help but think of all those who fought for my right to hear it.
So yes, to my fellow Americans, do cast your vote. And may the best man win. But even if he doesn’t, may we be steadfast in our determination to make a positive difference in the next four years. We are, after all, a republic–our country is a ‘public matter.’ Getting involved after the election is as much a civic duty as the election itself.