I am thankful for Democracy. I appreciate that we live in a country that can change governments every 2-4 years without a shot fired. I am thankful for the men who established our country in the first place, for the women who fought so I could vote, and for the men and women who fought so that people of all races could vote.
If I had written this post on Monday, the day before the election, there would have been a lot of hope along with my thankfulness. As it is, two days after the election, I am resigned along with thankful.
I vote every year. I vote for the candidate I think would do the most good and most closely represent my wishes for the country. I take the time to learn about the candidates and vote accordingly (or for neither). I am thankful I get to participate in the process. I am thankful we have a democracy to participate in.
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