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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rockin the Vote


I know this is a photography blog, and I have debated with myself about how personal to get. But people who know me best are never surprised at the randomness or extreme honesty I display. So why should my blog be any different. This morning as I was doing my usual blog stalking; my amazingly talented artist friend Naomi posted this on her blog which I felt couldn't have been said better,


"Did you remember to vote? If you didn't, than don't bother doing it now just because I told you to. If you need ME to tell you to vote, then I probably don't want YOU making decisions for America. Likewise, if you need P Diddy, or Paris Hilton, or MTV to tell you to go vote, then I probably don't want YOU "rocking the vote"- leave that to the smart ones, please.However, if you were planning on voting, and haven't done so yet, please remember those living in America right now, that don't have the right to vote and can't even make their voice heard. And those are the ones whose life are on the line with this election. No, it's not their bank account on the line, it's not their taxes on the line, it's not their education- it's their life. I don't know what policy or issue is more important than that.And you may be saying that the president doesn't or won't make a difference in this issue, or that the Roe v Wade will never be overturned. People once thought the same about slavery, which was legal for much longer than abortion has been, and look where we are today. Additionally, even if the entire practice isn't abolished, the policies of one of the candidates is certain to greatly increase the number of abortions performed each year- and I don't want to be responsible for the lives of those children that could have been saved with a different vote.


"I personally feel very strongly about this issue abortion has sadly touched my life a few times, through people I love very much. Here are the earliest pictures I have of the boys, I know they will thank me one day.
Gabe 3 1/2 months old:)




Nick only 2 1/2 and 5 months!


3 comments:

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

love that shot of the boys!!

Naomi said...

Thanks for the shout out, babe!
And, yeah, the pic of the boys is gorgeous.

Laurie K. said...

Nichole, even though things didn't go "our" way in the election, I wanted to thank you for posting this. I sent out a mass email to everyone on my list before the election just trying to change minds if I could because the issue of abortion is SO important to me as well. God bless you and your bravery for standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves!