USA! USA! USA! : Warning – Side Effects of Voting May Include Increased Patriotism

Voting! It makes me feel patriotic and American in a way that few other things can. If life were a video game, voting would be like driving through one of those rotating squares that gives you extra speed. Wheeee! Ding, ding, ding! You get all the gold coins! (I only pretend to be very serious.)

I voted absentee a while ago, so I won’t be able to experience the thrill of today’s nationwide, simultaneous participation in the democratic process.

But the feeling of euphoria still hasn’t quite worn off. If it were up to me, we’d all be running to the polls at the butt-crack of dawn singing Joe Biden’s hit song.

Before the nail-biting and endless news-watching begins, it’s all about the excitement of fulfilling your civic duty. Sometimes you even get a sticker! It just feels so good. Just thinking about it gives me chills. They’re multiplying. I might lose control. Voting just feels so powerful!

So, hurry! Don’t delay. If you have the requisite fancy papers, go get your vote on! It’s like Marvin Gaye, except the whole nation is doing it. Getting their vote on, yeah.

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2 thoughts on “USA! USA! USA! : Warning – Side Effects of Voting May Include Increased Patriotism

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