Every four years, we must fulfill our constitutional right to vote. As a completely American-made gift and jewelry company, EcoSmart Designs understands the long historical importance of voting on the American political landscape. Women and minorities have long fought for equal rights in voting law. It doesn’t matter which political party you support – or if you even support a particular political party – it is your hard-fought right to get out and vote on Election Day, November 8, 2016.
You Have the Power to Change History
Recent memory serves to show the emergence of the now two major political parties, but it wasn’t always this way. Far too often both major parties get into what they believe is the party’s ultimate position. The irony is many times a party’s political stance was the other party’s political stance many, many years ago. For instance, Abraham Lincoln, despite his progressive and inclusive policies…was part of the Republican Party. A Party now that stands firm on current beliefs and world understanding, rather than a progressive stance. So how did it get this way? How did the political parties get switched? Easy: voting. The voice of the people changes the landscape of politics, or at least it should and has proven to in the past. You have the power to once again alter history using only the tips of your selecting finger by getting out to vote. Voting has the power to change the world, and it all starts with you!
No matter which side of the aisle you find yourself, most everyone can agree voicing your opinion by going out to vote is of the utmost importance. Some people have voiced their dissatisfaction with the current election cycle candidates from both sides, and instead are choosing to sit this one out and not vote.
Do not do this! Not voting is turning away from the relentless and difficult fight previous generations engaged in to secure the right to vote for all Americans. Don’t let their hard work go to waste by sitting it out.
They’re Human, Not Perfect
No one politician or political party is perfect. Waiting for a candidate that perfectly fits within your own personal belief system is foolish. We are all human, of course, but we are all individuals of the human race. It is on us to vote for a candidate that most closely relates to our beliefs and then take the initiative to attempt to change the policies the candidate voted for which do not exactly align using the same democratic system that brought the candidates to where they are, today. It is not faith in democracy, democracy has a proven track record. It is not belief, but continued action in democracy that brings about real change.