This is a slightly lighthearted take on the seriousness of the day. I keep seeing female friends on Facebook encouraging women to vote, and every time I see a post, it reminds me of this scene in one of my all-time favorite films: Mary Poppins.
On a serious note: Our country is teetering on the brink of change - for better or for worse. In my humble opinion, today's election is one of the most import in the history of our country. If you read Busy Nothings on a regular basis, I'm sure you can guess which way I (very un-apologetically) lean politically, but the real point is, if you haven't already voted and you choose to stay home today - you are allowing your future to be decided for you. You are, in essence, saying to those who have given their lives in the defense of freedom over the course of our history, you wasted your time. I, for one, will not take their sacrifice lightly.
I stay away from politics 99% of the time on the blog and, more recently, on Facebook. Today, I cannot be silent.
Women haven't always had the right to vote.
We do now.