Happy Election Day!

Did you vote?

If yes, good for you. If no, go do it right now. There’s no excuse for not exercising your rights as an American. Think the race is sewed up? Don’t fool yourself, as we’ve seen in the past, every vote counts.

Stop what you’re doing right now and find your polling place, there’s a lot of them, unless you live in the sticks I’m, sure there’s one near you.

Look at it this way if you don’t vote you have no right (zero, you’ll get punched in the face if you do) to complain about the outcome. You can’t cry on facebook. you can’t tweet about leaving the country or being upset so many Americans are so stupid. Non of it, you forfeit that right by not exercising the other. It’s that simple.

I don’t normally post twice about voting, but I can’t stress enough how important it is. America has made a lot of progress in the last few years, some of it hard fought, some of it painful, but all of it to make America a better place for EVERYONE. I’ve come to terms with the fact I won’t be in the 1% or the 10%, or shit, the 20% either probably. But I wouldn’t trade anything to be elsewhere.

Do we want to go back to a system where the rich get richer? Where civil liberties are pulled away from us? Where we’re told “don’t worry it’ll trickle down your way sooner or later” I don’t.

Do we want to go back to a system where two dudes or two women who love each other can’t get married? (ok technically we’re not there yet, but we’re closer than ever) Do we want to go back to a system where our military grows more and more despite not having a need to do so, while more and more working poor lose their homes?

Go vote. I’d love you to vote for progress, equality, and a nation were we’re all treated as equal no matter who we love or what we worship, but vote your conscience. Just VOTE.

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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