I love voting. I love all the signs set up along the streets leading up to your polling place. I love the electricity in the air as you wait in line to vote. I love sitting down in front of the machine and thinking "OK--this is it." The moment of picking your future and permanently choosing whose side of the fence you're on. The moment you've been talking about for months has arrived. It's time to put your ballot where your mouth is. I love it.
If you haven't voted by the time you're reading this, it's probably too late. But it's not too late to register for November. If you care anything about your future, get out there and vote.
¡Viva la democracía!*
*I saw this scrawled in spray paint on the side of a McDonald's outside Caracas, Venezuela, in the summer of 2002, shortly after Hugo Chavez had been deposed and reinstated. Imagine if our gangsta thug vandalizers were politically active.