Why Do People Have The Right To Vote

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As Robert Kennedy, the brother of former President of the United States John F. Kennedy, once said, "Each citizen's right to vote is fundamental to all the other rights of citizenship". Voting is the platform that the United States was built on that allows its people to express their views by electing politicians to office. Making one's voice heard is what makes this country what it is today. The right to vote is what our country's founders had fought for with their lives and American people should respect that right and take advantage of their privilege. Still today American lives are lost protecting the rights, such as voting, that Americans take for granted every day. Using this privilege as an American can completely change who is running the country or who is passing laws for the United States. That is why it is …show more content…
Despite what everyone thought, when Tuesday, November 8th came Americans went to the polls and cast their important votes to decide who would become our next president. Early on Wednesday morning the votes were counted and it was shown that Donald Trump would be the next president. The American people came out and exercised their right to overcome all odds and decide that Trump would be the 45th President of the United States. Voting is the only real say that Americans have in their government because they cannot vote on every single bill that goes through Congress. Instead, they can vote for the congressmen who will pass or deny those bill for them. This makes voting so important because their vote for a congressman or the president is basically their vote on foreign policy, health care bills, and even tax issues. The right to vote should be used by everyone it is available to because it highlights the main idea that America is a country ran and governed by and for the people. So no matter what a persons social or economic class is, everyone's vote counts the