Thanks to my German citizenship, I don’t get to vote in America. But I do think that voting is very important and everyone should do it. So in case you weren’t planning to go vote this year, I urge you to re-consider and hit the polls. There are a couple of choices this year, and I personally Iike the U70 candidate. Age didn’t form my opinion, but rather growing up in a country where the government provided free healthcare, education, child care and a secure retirement. While I don’t want to give my entire paycheck to the government, I don’t mind if a part of it goes to help people less fortunate than I. And by helping others, I am not talking about “liberating” oil-rich countries in the middle east, but rather giving a hand to the family without healthcare, the retiree who has to work at Wal-Mart and the mentally disabled who doesn’t even have shelter without our help.
Regardless of who you choose to vote for, it’s important that you do vote. Research the candidates. And watch this video.