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Vote today charts course of future

It’s Election Day. If ever there was a day to wave a flag and wear red, white and blue, this is the day.

Surely the founding fathers could never have imagined America today, filled with interstate highways, airports, cell phones, super stores and computers. But I do believe they dreamed the nation would survive, and the citizenry would treasure the privilege of electing its officials.

My vote means as much as yours. The vote from a college student is equal to one from a multi-millionaire business owner. A naturalized citizen gets the same say as a voter whose American family tree goes back generation after generation. It’s a powerful and amazing system.

Voter turnout for presidential elections has hovered between 50 and 60 percent in the last five decades. I marvel at this. Yes, I’m climbing up on a soap box. I’m astounded those numbers aren’t 80 to 90 percent.

Exercise your right to vote today. Go stand in a line with your neighbors, friends, co-workers and strangers. Blood was shed to secure this right. Millions around the world envy this opportunity. Today is our day to help chart the course for the future. May we choose wisely, and may God bless America.

Sandy Fields keeps an online journal at her website

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