Celebrate and respect right to vote freely

OlympiaNovember 12, 2012 

Today I am remembering to celebrate that I live in a country where I am allowed to vote. I respect that each of you has the right to vote as well. I respect the vote you made and I ask that you respect the vote I made.

We must not continue to act as though this is a sporting event. It’s not, it’s a right and a privilege and we are never all going to agree – that’s not human nature. But with respect and dignity, we will continue to have that right. It’s not about who won or didn’t win – we all won – when we were born in a country that gives us the right to vote.

Remember that you are parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers, police officers, firemen – you are setting examples to others. What kind of example are you setting for those that are watching you? Be the best example you can be so we can be the best country we can be.

You are the change. You are the face of America, please remember that. A great big thank you to all who had the courage and commitment to vote, no matter how it turned out.

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