One More Thought Before You Vote

If any of my Facebook friends have not voted yet, I want to say something to you for a minute.

I have seen thousands of ads (and I’ll be relieved to see them go after tomorrow), and I’ve seen the debates and newscasts about the candidates. I have witnessed debates on Facebook and informative talks with friends and families about our election process and the candidates’ proposals and lies.

I have contributed my two cents regarding getting out to vote. I wrote a piece about my dad’s pride to vote every year until his death in 2008 where he did not get a chance to vote.

So, what I want to say is that a lot of people are anxious about tomorrow and after tomorrow. A lot of people are making tongue-in-cheek plans to move out of the country if a candidate is re-elected for four more years. I can agree that this is the biggest election in the history of the country because there is so much at stake. There is one thing I want to add:

Racial injustice.

Most of you don’t feel this way because the color of your skin does not pose as a threat; however, when we have a president who does not speak against the horrors of police brutality or racial injustice in this country, I believe it is time for change. I do not see what Trump has done to improve our nation; in fact, our country is being ripped apart! There are threats against the very freedoms so many people have worked hard for. You may not see it because it doesn’t affect you, but it’s there.

I have young great nieces and nephews and I want to see them grow up in a country that accepts them for who they are! I’m not going to even speak about the COVID situation.

All I want to say is when you vote – think about the people around you who might be affected by who and what you are voting for. Exercise your right – do what is right – and hopefully we can begin healing the country beginning on Wednesday, November 4th.

Vote.

God Bless America and God bless you.

Author: L.S. Watson

Hi. My name is L.S. Watson, and I'm an English teacher at a charter high school. I enjoy traveling (my favorite places are Rome and Paris), writing poetry, and watching documentaries. I have a lovable yet stubborn Yorkie-Poo named Chuy.

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