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Nov. 3rd, 2008

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blog the vote: are you ready to make history?


"Should things go wrong at any time, the people will set them to rights by the peaceable exercise of their elective rights. "  
                                                      ~
Thomas Jefferson




I'm so excited! Tomorrow I will vote in the most important election of my life. While I've exercised this hard-won privilege many times before, I can honestly say that I've never been this eager, this emotional, this honored, to be able to participate in such a defining moment of our nation's history.

When I was born, Hawai'i was still a Territory of the United States, so my parents could not vote in a presidential election. They could elect a representative to Congress, but he or she was not allowed to vote on bills or other issues. Hawaiians could also elect their own legislators, but the Governor was appointed by the President.

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