It is that time of year. Fall. Autumn. Color change.
More importantly, however, it is Election Day! The right to vote is one of the most critical rights afforded to the American people (sort of …). The US Constitution does not explicitly provide any right to vote, but instead, delegates voting power to the States. The Constitution itself discusses the inherent right throughout the document, but, the fact is, it does not explicitly spell out that the American people actually have a right to vote under the US Constitution. Overall, the Constitution does provide the right, through Amendments and Article that refer to the right.
Your right to vote is critically important for the effectiveness of your local, state, and federal governments. There is too much complaining in this Nation. Public opinion polls show an unfavorable rating for the President and Governor. Congress and State Legislature approval ratings are at an all-time low. Yet, voting turnout will also be low. It is illogical and makes little sense.
If you are mad at your leaders, the best way to do it, rather than posting on Facebook or taking with friends, is to exercise your right to vote. The American people historically underestimate the power they have at the ballot box. The average American believes they have little to no power and that the wealthy and business community dominate power in America. That may be true to some extent, but come Election Day, the power the American people have can be wielded very sharply and and can alter the way their government governs.
Get out and vote. Exercise your right. Pennsylvania has an important election with a Governor’s race that has incumbent gov. Tom Corbett facing Democrat Tom Wolf. However, the State Legislature also has many races on the ballot. Change can be effectuated. It just takes a few minutes of your time. That’s all.
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