Political Guilt

It’s that time again. Now is the time to elect this country’s leader, the President of the United States of America. Are you ready to choose who you think should run the country? I have to be honest, about four months ago; I wasn’t sure who I was going to be voting for. I even went as far as to say I may not even vote.

After much careful research, changes in who the running mates were, and much agonizing over who could better take the reins, I must say, my decision became crystal clear. I will be voting, and I will have a clear decision about whom I vote for. I won’t be divulging who I am voting for here in this column, nor will I be telling you whom you should vote for either, but I will say that if you don’t vote for someone, your vote will have been wasted.

You may pass up the chance to be one of the hundreds of thousands of people who are a part of making a decision that will impact the lives of many, not just in this country, but all over the world in the years to come. If you don’t vote, you can’t say a thing when/if things don’t go your way in the future. You can sit back and say, “Well I didn’t vote for them, so it’s not my fault…”, or “gee, they are doing well, better than I thought, that is who I would have voted for, if I had voted”, but so what?

If you are at all passionate about your country, or if you care even in the least about which direction this country should be taken in, don’t hesitate to cast your vote in November. I have gone as far as to become more than a political couch potato and am active in the voter’s registration process and will even be helping out at the polls this year. Having been brought up in the Washington DC area never did that for me…I was overwhelmed with politics as our local news each and every day. This year, I’m all in and will have a free conscience about my decision. No guilt here. What about you?


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Tracy Moring/PR Director SistersSpace.com


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    • Tracy Moring says:

      I hadn’t gone through SistersSpace in a while, a couple of years to be exact. Actually, the title is much better than a lot of them that I had seen on Yahoo, which by the way has had a lot of problems since the publishing of this article. I am no longer a part of SistesSpace.com, I have moved on to other things that were of interest to me, but I want you to know that SistersSpace blazed a trail. We were the first and only, at the time, website that showed women of color, Black Women, in a positive light. All the way around. Unlike Essence, or others that came from a magazine first, we, the site, showed only positive women and wrote on articles of interest to mainly Black women. No entertainers that may have had issues, no video vixens. This was created out of a need that was out there to prove that we are wonderful too! And, one last thing. My title did draw you in enough to read it. Let’s be a little more positive next time shall we?

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