Let’s review some basic history: George Washington was elected our first President in 1789. Eighty-one years later, in 1870, the 15th Amendment was ratified giving African American MEN the right to vote. Fifty years later, in 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed, giving ALL WOMEN the right to vote. Need I mention the wars, battles and suffering that occurred so we can live in this free country?
Come January 2009, some 220 years later, an African American or a woman will stand on the capitol steps and swear to uphold one of the two highest offices in the land. Never before has there been any President or Vice President combination but 2 white males. EVER.
Regardless of color or gender, the US will make history on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. If you complain about our country and don’t vote, you are a disgrace to your ancestors who fought the battles that allow you to live in freedom.
By Annie Presley
The McKellar Group
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