This, by the way, is a bi-partisian non-political message. :-)
When I was a kid, my father was active duty and believed he should not vote for the people who gave him orders and could send him to war. A bit archaic perhaps, but that was his belief. My mother was not a citizen until late in her life. So, I never got to see people vote growing up.
Now I think it's about the neatest thing we do every so often, right up there with jury duty. I have volunteer-taught citizenship prep courses, and those seeking the right to vote universally think it's pretty neat too, in my experience.
Today I did my research, but they tripped me up. I wasn't ready for the Soil and Water Conservation District race. It happens.
And, I'll bet that MANY of you are jealous that we Minn-uh-soootans get to vote yea or nay on a fine gentleman who was not only a quarterback destroyin', havoc-wreakin' Purple People Eater, not only a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, not only a long-time Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, but also a man who can flat out WEAR a bow tie: Associate Justice Alan C. Page. (Check out the photo.)
From the Web site: "*Employed full-time as a professional football player while a full-time law student"