The United States of America. Vote! Americans vote! Young and old Americans vote! Professionals and students vote!
Can you figure what I find important about being an American. It is the one thing that by being an American, we can actually make a difference by employing rights bestowed us in our Constitution.
The importance of this tenet, the actual use of endowed rights, cannot be overstated. Not only can we change the people that “represent” us (hopefully), we can change how our Constitution, our living document, grows and thus can alter everyday life for every American.
My wife and I lived in a small town in Florida for 33 years before moving to Ruston seven years ago. We enjoyed those years but we established no close friends. In fact, we attended three or four different churches for as long as 10 years each and felt like outsiders throughout the tenure.