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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Her name is Sophia, and she approves this message


If for some reason you can't read her shirt, it says "Vote for my better tomorrow."

What an incredible blessing it is to live in a country where we are given the right to speak our voice through the voting system. I have voted in every Presidential election since I was 18, and although my candidates haven't always won, I have always been honored and thankful to be able to make my voice heard.

I don't like to speak about politics on my blog, but that doesn't mean I don't have a very firm political opinion. This election is a very important one, and also a very difficult one for many people. I know who I am voting for, and (obviously) I hope that he wins, but if his opponent happens to be chosen, I will respect the fact that the people have spoken, and try not to mope about it all too much.

Don't take your right to vote for granted! Get thee to your place of polling and vote for Sophie's better tomorrow! And the better tomorrow of your own children.

21 comments :

  1. It is definitely a privilege to vote, especially this year. I hope everyone realizes that. Cute shirt.

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  2. I'm so excited to vote! I love that my voice will be heard, and that we can change America by voting. I love that everyone has a say. Isn't America grand?

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  3. When I voted this morning, there was a young girl behind me in line. It was her first time to vote. I happened to see her face as she left the polls and the smile on her face.....it was just amazing!

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  4. I second what the other three say. And it teaches our children a great lesson to see us out voting...that we have a choice, and can make our voices heard!

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  5. Love that shirt. Great reminder. Thanks. My kiddos often remind me as well as they always ask when will they be old enough.

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  6. Ok...so I'm moving to Romania with you. Well, I'd move to BG and we'd be neighbors across the Danube. (Hey that's a catchy prhase, I'm sure if we were rock stars -- woulnd't that make Bria's day -- that could be the name of a song).

    Anyway....I've also voted every election since I was 18, I've never seen an election so crazy in all the times I can remember.

    Heaven help us all.....

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  7. So honestly, I thought it said, "Vote for my Belly Tomorrow." I thought maybe it was a statement saying, "Get this election over already--I'm sick of hearing about it!"

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  8. Ditto! To everything that everyone here has said. Very cute shirt!

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  9. I'm leaving in an hour to vote.

    Can't wait for Superdell to win!!!!!!!

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  10. Okay, so I've voted in every election since I was 18, too. Which has only been one; yes, I was still in high school when Bush was first elected. I missed that deadline by one month!

    And, today I won't be voting because I missed the Utah registration deadline by one day! Jason says it won't really matter because we're not a swing state. But, it matters to me! I can't believe I won't be voting!!!

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  11. Thanks for dropping by! I'm half tempted to pull out my yearbooks and find every Joel in there to find out who he is. :) Tell him hi if he remembers me. :D (My maiden name also starts with an L, if that helps.)

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  12. I love that shirt! I did my part and voted :D

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  13. so I just voted what a great experience. This will be my first time voting.

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  14. LOve the shirt.
    Don't flaunt how you know who you're gonna vote for. Fancy you.
    I tried to get my mom to start a chant for that psycho guy who's runing for govenor (while she was in line to vote). She declined.

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  15. And I'd like to add: Don't be afraid to stand up for your right to vote! I almost got disenfranchised today (the whole story is on the blog). I was only able to vote because I made a big stink, and that was just because of a clerical error! Lots of people are actually being intimidated out of voting, so just make sure you know your rights.

    Thanks for your post today!

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  16. You're so right. We should all feel so blessed to be able to vote. I know I was proud to get my "I Voted" sticker!

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  17. LOVING the shirt.. and the girl in it.. is even cuter!! You know I voted.. and have since I was 18.. I grew up in a home where my mother couldn't vote..so I vowed from 18 on.. I would vote.. I'm like you.. if my fella doesn't win.. I WILL respect the winner..

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  18. Oh Sophie I'm so sorry, next time, I swear.

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  19. I took all four of my kids with me, which turned out to be a surprisingly painless and positive experience - so good for them to see the process!

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  20. As soon as I cast my ballot today, I found myself overcome with emotion. I couldn't help but say a silent prayer of gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy.

    And I'll even pray for the man I don't want to win. (a bit begrudgingly)

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  21. I really hope this new president is a Christian in the very meaning of the word, and he will fight for stopping the wars and for a better world, as WE want it!

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