But as we are grateful that the elections are finally coming to an end, we should try to look beyond the prime time infomercials, the Joe the Plumber meme, and “real” vs. “fake” America disputes to remember how this country started:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence certainly weren’t perfect or divine instruments. But they had ideals. And even though its taken 200+ years, those ideals have become reality. Our ideals possess just as much potential as long as we fight for them.
So, if you live in a backward-ass state that doesn’t do complete vote by mail, brave the long lines and other frustrations on Tuesday and fight for your ideals.