In lieu of a Faith Forum this weekend, I wrote a brief post about voting as an intentional, perhaps magical act, at the Pagan Activist blog. My in-laws were in town and we’re battening down the hatches in light of Hurricane Sandy’s imminent arrival, too, so time was at a premium for me.
In other words, I’m taking the easier road this week and simply cross posting from that blog to this one:
We live in a pretty freaking awesome country. Sure, it has its problems, not a few of which are connected to our politics, but there are some really great things about living in America. If there weren’t, people wouldn’t still be trying to join us in as we continue our grand democratic experiment.
But there’s something that each of us should do, a role that — as citizens — we should perform that too few of us actually seem to accomplish. It’s a fairly simple thing but, as we’ve learned, it can become deceptively complex. If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s voting.