Yes, politicians give us many reasons to be cynical. But, a democracy gives us a reason to hope.
So go out there and celebrate your vote.
If the folks in the NPR story below can, so can you. You have no excuse.
Faces of the Voted: The Rockaways, Queens
“People are voting in the dark. There are no lights, there is no heat.”
It was how NPR’s Robert Smith described the situation at the polls early this morning, in the Rockaways, Queens, which is in one of the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. Of the 38 polling stations that had to be relocated in the borough, 23 are here — in tents, outdoors, running on generators, and some without heat at all.