I am thankful beyond words that people I know...friends, family, and others...daily defend my right to have walked into my local ice rink and, within 10 minutes, cast my vote in the 2010 elections.
Whether "my" choices win or lose, democracy doesn't get much better than this! *big smile*
"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." - John Quincy Adams
"Freedom is when the people can speak, democracy is when the government listens." - Alastair Farrugia