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Saturday, October 02, 2004
I know that many people are not found of politics and may not want to get involved, but that is an unacceptable reason to not vote. Your vote is your right and by voting you preserve your right to decide what kind of country you live in and thus what kind of life you will live. Right now, so many people in Afghanistan have registered to vote by the millions because they wish to preserve their freedom to choose what kind of country they want to live in. In a democracy your freedom is a right but to a new democracy like Afghanistan they also know it is a privilege that once not long ago was not available to them.
Perhaps that is what our country lacks...a respect and appreciation for our right to vote as a privilege that is free and that does not discriminate. Do you know how many millions of people in the world do not have that kind of privilege? Wake up America, we are living in a world where can no longer turn a blind eye. The Afghanis know this and many are dying to preserve their new freedom and amazingly millions have already registered despite persistant threat and danger. Then why do they do this? Because for the first time in a long time they can finally take a stand for the things they believe in, for the kind of country they hope to create and to not allow anyone to take their freedom from them again. Read this article here and you will see what I am talking about. You may not have guns shooting at you or long tracks of mountain terrain to travel in your way to keep you from registering like the Afghanis, but even then they did it by the millions. The only obstacle you have is apathy, so get over it and go register, go and preserve your right and privilege to vote!
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