5 Reasons You Need To Vote This Election
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5 Reasons You Need To Vote This Election

It is an honor to have this right, so why are you abusing it?

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5 Reasons You Need To Vote This Election

I get it. Our presidential nominees are pretty awful this election. It's like playing a game of would you rather and deciding between having a notorious liar as our nation's leader, or an narcissistic maniac? Obviously we would beg to choose neither, but on November 8th, 2016, you will have to pick your poison. So whether you were on the fence or already decided you're abstaining, here are 5 reasons why you need to vote this upcoming election:

1. It is an honor

As Americans, we are very blessed to live in the country we do and have the rights that we have. We are the land of the free and the home of the brave, are we not? So put your ego aside and honor your country as you visit the voting booths this November. To have the ability to vote is a privilege, and don't waste it because you simply "can't decide".

2. Don't let our Founding Fathers down

Generations before us gave up their lives so YOU can have the ability to decide what's best for our country, make those hard decisions and live in a sovereign nation. Don't disappoint our Founding Fathers and the millions of others that dedicated their lives to create the United States of America we are lucky to live in today.

3. People across the world are still silenced

You have no idea how lucky you are that you can simply register online to vote in this 2016 election as thousands of others all over the world are still fighting tooth and nail for their own country's suffrage. Be grateful and exercise your right.

4. This election will affect you

Whether you are a millennial or not, this election will affect everything America will be in the next four years. So why not have a say in the matter and vote for a future that you believe in? Your vote matters, so use it.

5. It is your duty as an American

We are the only country in the world to be able to live the lives we do. Sure, there is corruption and there are internal struggles our country faces, but we, as citizens, are so unbelievably fortunate to live in a place that celebrates freedom rather than confines it. And how do you think we got here? It definitely wasn't abstaining from voting for what we believed in.

So on November 8th, you better be filling out your voting ballot. Don't let America down.

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