Carrie’s Painting of the Week

Friday Sunrise

By Carrie Jacobson

On Election Day, I passed a church with a letterboard sign in front that read: Vote – It’s Your Duty.

I’ve been thinking about that for a while now.

I don’t believe that voting is our duty. I believe it’s our right. I believe that if we choose not to vote, we are wasting an opportunity – but it is our choice.

I think there’s a world of difference between having a duty to vote and having the right to vote. In fact, I think that the truth of America is what separates the two.

I love to vote. Yes, I am a sap, and I have been known to cry in the voting booth. It means a lot to me, voting. I am part of We, the People. I am part of this great populace that is hoping to make and see and be part of a better union, a better United States.

Today, on the main street of Wachapreague, Va., our new hometown, flags are flying from the lampposts. It gave me shivers to see that, and it made me happy again to be an American.

Flags on Main Street, Wachapreague



One Response to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week”

  1. Randy Hurst Says:

    Yup, I can empathize with that sentiment.

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