Tuesday, June 24th, is Primary Election Day in Colorado. This is the day when U.S. Citizens have the opportunity to voice their opinion and vote for local and regional government. I am grateful to live in a country where my vote does count, where I have a say in how government is run.
I wouldn’t want to live in Great Britain. There they have a monarchy, where government consists of royalty such as a Queen and/or King and a parliament. The royals are not voted in by the people, and government is not as easily changeable. And citizens pay higher taxes than we do.
America was founded on democracy, a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens. In the ever-famous Gettysburg address, delivered by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, we heard the words…”a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It’s OUR government. It’s our freedom. It’s our privilege to vote!