A Guardian of Modern American Democracy
Purpose of this website and why I am passionate about voting
Why am I Passionate about Voting?
“The Ballot is stronger than the bullet,” the American President Abraham Lincoln said. I highly value voting because “government of the people, by the people” must not perish from this earth. This is the reason why I made this website. We are all bound by this unique system of democracy, in which the citizens can take part in the decisions that affect the way their community is run, so we must all recognize the importance of voting upholding its values. People we elect such as mayors, House of Representatives, Senators, and Presidents make huge decisions that impact nearly every facet of our day-to-day lives, regardless of how visible they are. Citizens vote for their government officials and these officials represent the concerns and ideas of the citizens in government. Through this website, I want to encourage people to realize that every vote counts and every vote makes a difference. The United States is a populous country, so a voter might feel that a single vote does not make any difference. However, that is not the case. In 2016, a New Mexico state House seat was decided by two votes out of almost 14,000. In 2018, The Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive in July was decided by just 17 votes. This is why I made this website for YOU. Voting in this country is an irreplaceable prize that still guards our democracy.
Why did i make this website?
I began to have interests in voting when I saw the presidential debates. When I saw presidential candidates fighting for their political lives ahead of the 2016 presidential election, it caught my attention. I realized their political lives will ultimately depend on VOTES. What if voting was banned in America? What if individuals had no freedom to vote? These questions provided me with a solution: Voting is America’s brightest liberty. America would be a different place if voting did not exist. Not only voting makes a difference to every individual, but the nation as a whole. I worked with several politicians to place political yard signs near a polling place. I don’t know if this actually changed non-voters’ minds, but by actively engaging in such activity was a great experience for me to learn voting is a huge thing for the politicians. I even made myriad phone calls to people from all walks of life to encourage them to vote. To sum up, I became passionate about voting when I realized that voting is America’s brightest liberty though 2016 presidential debates.