On the second Tuesday of November, I plan to step up to the electronic ballot table in my voting precinct and cast my vote for president of the United States. I will do so prayerfully. I will do so carefully. I will so gladly. I may do so sadly. But, Lord willing, I will do so. This has been my pattern during the years of my adult life and I see no reason to change.
Unlike billions of people on this globe who long to have freedom of expression and opportunity to influence government—and billions more who lived across the millennia—I am privileged to live in the land of the free. For now.
Most of us who will vote on November 8 did not choose to live in America; our citizenship is a right of birth. We have a God-given and constitutionally-granted opportunity to help shape the destiny of our nation by selecting its top official, as well as numerous other elected leaders who will also be on the ballot. In some election cycles, I’ve been on the winning side. In others, I’ve been on the losing side. But, whether winning or losing, I have sought to make my voice heard.
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