We the people,
in order to
form a more perfect union,
insure domestic tranquility,
provide for the common defense,
promote the general welfare,
and secure the blessings of liberty
to ourselves and our posterity
do ordain and establish
this Constitution of the
United States of America.
"The Constitution is a glorious liberty document. Read its preamble; consider its purposes."
- Frederick Douglass
It's right there, isn't it? The whole reason for doing this. To "establish justice." To "promote the general welfare." To "secure the blessings of liberty" not just for us, but for "our posterity" far into the future.
That's why this matters so much.
Please don't stay home for this one. Get out there and vote. Don't you dare think your vote doesn't matter. Don't take this amazing right for granted. Don't let anything stop you from casting your vote for the people and the issues that most closely represent your perspective. This is for "ourselves and our posterity." Our "common defense," the very way we live our lives. As Susan B. Anthony said, "Suffrage is the pivotal right."
And then, whatever the results, remember what's most important. On Wednesday morning, November 9th, 2016, here's what you are gonna do:
Hug your kids. Kiss your spouse. Smile at your friends and co-workers. Breathe deeply and celebrate being alive. Pray. Do your work. Help somebody who needs help. Offer someone a word of encouragement. Create something beautiful. Practice a little domestic tranquility. Pursue happiness. Sing a song. Live your life.
Your vote is your voice. Speak.
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