I used to be guilty of not voting. For years. I registered when I was eighteen years old but did not hit the polls for the first time until I was over thirty. For shame. Now I proudly exercise that right, the one countless lives were lost in order to grant me. And you. I vote even when my ideal candidate is not on the ballot. I vote because it is my right and my duty. I vote because I refuse to believe my vote doesn't count. I believe it does. I believe yours does too...
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any other State on account of sex.
No government can continue good, but under the control of the people. ~Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1819
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. ~John Quincy Adams