Most people agree that voting is the most important right we enjoy. All other freedoms stem from voting in a free and fair democracy. People fought, and died, to secure the right to vote. Voting. A word defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “an expression of opinion or preference.” A concept well known by all Americans, as it should, considering our many things about this country are decided by elections. Citizens of many countries complain about the world around them, and many don’t have the option to change that world. However, you do. As an American you have the power to make decisions that can affect the country. If you don’t like the way America is run, and yet you don’t vote in elections or make your opinions heard, then you, not the government is at fault.

During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln preached the importance of the government being of, for, and by the people. He argued that voters played the most important role in making sure the government reflected their desires and functioned according to the guidelines of the Constitution. Your Vote is Your Voice!