Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Happy Women's Suffrage Day! So Go Out and Vote!
Living neither in Grant nor technically in Huntsville, I do not have the option to vote today. However, I do think it is a wonderful coincidence that the 88th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment giving women the vote falls on an election day.
I confess I have taken the right to vote for granted. After all the 19th Amendment was passed a few months before my grandmother was born! On the other hand that means we have only had the right for two generations! When I think of the women who fought for our right to vote, for people of all races who stood up for the right for blacks, women, Indians and even the poor to have the right to vote, and for the men and women who have died so we could have this right, I am absolutely amazed at how lightly we take this wonderful privilege!
So for those of you with local elections today, pray, put on your raincoat and go to your polling place and exercise your right to vote that others suffered and died to give you!