The Importance of Voting Essay
Voting has been around ever since ancient Athens. But in the United States it’s only been around since the late 1700’s. The `36th president Lyndon B. Johnson once said that “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men”. Basically meaning that you have a say on who runs your country.
I think it is important to vote because every vote counts. So don’t give the excuse “oh well it’s just one vote, it won’t make a difference”. Think about if everyone was like that, then no one would be able to elect a president. The 15th amendment states that no citizen should be denied the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude. This means that you have no reason not to vote.
If you are 18 or older and a United States citizen then you are encouraged to vote. Voting exercises your right as an American citizen where in other countries the people might not have the privileges to vote. The 14th amendment states that all persons born within the U.S. are citizens and guaranteed rights and privileges.
Even if you are a woman, you can still vote. The 19th amendment states that no citizen shall e abridged of their right to vote based on sex. This is important because generations of women worked tirelessly for suffrage. This amendment gave the right to vote to half the population of the United States. Finally the Voting Rights act of 1965 lifted the barrier for minorities to vote.
Since no one can be denied the right to vote unless under the legal age, I encourage you to vote. I hope I made it clear that voting is very important. So go out there and make it happen, unless you really don’t care who is in office, which you should.