Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I voted for Mike Lee in the U.S. Senate race and Jon Hellander in the Utah House District 53 race. You don't have to vote for the same people I did.
But PLEASE go vote for your candidates.
When we were finished logging our electronic ballots, the poll worker handed us a circular sticker with the words "I VOTED."
I wasn't prepared for the wave of emotion that swept over me. I thought of newly-enfranchised voters in third-world countries who routinely are showing up in massive numbers now to exercise a basic right long denied to them.
I am proud of my American heritage that gives me the right to vote without threat of reprisal. I didn't realize it was so deeply etched into my soul.
I pray we never lose that precious gift of freedom.
The polls are open until 8:00 p.m. tonight. Don't miss the opportunity to feel that rush of American joy.