Make Democracy Happen in Your Own Living Room

Greetings troll drops readers! I just wanted to share with you some thoughts I had yesterday while in my living room. I pulled my ballot out of the mail and sat down to caste my first ever vote for president of the United States. I also voted for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, house representatives, superior court justices in the state of Washington, and several other important government positions. That is when it happened. That is when I realized what I had just done I made democracy happen.

If you have ever taken a US history course, or just about any political science course, you know that the professor, the text, and even your fellow students try to convince you that democracy is this big figment of the imagination we Americans have. THEY ARE WRONG. By casting and mailing in my ballot I have just exercised my constitutional right as an American citizen and performed my civic duty. I have just contributed to the American way of life with one simple sweep of the pen. No matter your politics, no matter your age, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, you can make democracy happen by performing the same simple act I did that holds so much weight for the future of our nation. Vote. Make democracy happen in the comfort of your own living room.

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