This morning, I voted in Arlington County. I always thoroughly enjoy the process of heading down to the polling place and casting a literal vote. I know I could do an absentee ballot or avoid taking time out of my morning to stand in line. But there is something charming and simplistic and refreshing about that line, standing next to my fellow citizens, showing my identification and pressing a button to cast a vote for history being made. We are living out democracy, we are demonstrating freedom in it’s most basic form. I love that — no matter how the election turns out. The truth is, the GOP is going to have a landslide victory today, which is only natural since the great revolution of Barack Obama proved to be nothing more that politics as usual. So yes, the GOP will regain some power and hopefully hold onto that in 2012 but there will always be corruption, there will always be too many people that LIKE that power way too much. So the best we can do is keep balancing it back, refreshing our stock of leaders, inviting new ideas, engaging people, and keeping things as local as possible. Stay informed and remember that even if you don’t think you care about “politics” — you do. It’s your life. Vote!
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable — a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.” — Abraham Lincoln