Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Voting Day

On this Election Day 2012, I would love to share with you a few of my favorite election/voting related posts that I've come across lately.
I consider myself a pretty political person, in that I have very strong opinions and no problem sharing them, debating them, or learning about others'. Over the past twenty years, I've listened to my parents' opinions, done research, and formed my own. I've watched my liberal, Democrat mother turn into a Tea-Party-rally-attending-uber-conservative. And I've watched my parents' opinions change as they got older, entered different stages in ther lives, and accumulated more money.

Like most people, they are multi-faceted and don't hold straight to party lines, and they've taught me that a person's value, intelligence and goodness is not tied to their political party

I definitely have a strong conviction in my beliefs and what I think is right and wrong, but one of those beliefs is that we are all entitled to respectfully present what we believe. There's a fantastic quote I have taped to my bedroom mirror
"Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others."
I try to live my days with this principle in mind.
With that said, I hope you will accept these links with an open mind.

Kim's post at oh, sweet joy addresses why she votes on a handful of issues
Jen at the beginning of wisdom warns against teaching your children cynicism and disrespect if your candidate doesn't win tonight
Melissa over at bubby and bean posted about why she loves election day
the rikrak studio shares beautiful voting posters

I hope you all get out there and exercise the rights that were so hard fought for you. To me, not voting is like saying a big screw you to all the men and women who gave their lives for my freedom and opportunity.

I'll leave you with one of my favorite political quotes



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