It’s no secret that the U.S. has one of the lowest voter turnouts of all industrialized democratic countries. For a country so fiercely protective of freedom, the fact is that that we don’t exercise the rights that are denied to many around the world.
Maybe we simply don’t have enough reasons to vote. Here are 9 great reasons to vote:
1. To honor Founding Father Benjamin Franklin’s challenge to us all.
Following the close of the Constitutional Convention, he was asked “What have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” He answered, “A republic, if you can keep it!”
2. So you can complain with integrity.
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the people and burn their behinds, then they will have to sit on their blisters.” – Abraham Lincoln
3. Because “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” – James Otis
4. For the anticipation of seeing who wins!
5. For the 38,159 missing in action, awaiting a return home to their nation of equality, justice, and freedom.
6. Because you have researched your candidates and can make an informed vote
7. If you don’t vote for your own interests, who will?
8. Because “Apathy gets you the government we have today.” – Gil Sery
9. “You can vote for yourself, or someone you really like.” – Dillon McHugh
Register to vote here: https://vote.gov/