Publicado el 10-30-2012
The Civic Duty to
Vote on November 6th
In six days, a general election will be held in the United States of America to elect its supreme authorities and others in different jurisdictions in the country. Speaking in general, it should be said that all elections are of national importance. However, the one on November 6th of this year, has special characteristics due to numerous circumstances that it is not necessary to specify now. In general, everyone knows that there is a huge interest in this election where the presidential candidates from the two main political parties with different characteristics and ideology are vying.
It can always be said that every election has its own circumstances. However, these of 2012, are special because they have characteristics that have not been present in other occasions, mentioning, respectfully, the fact that President Barack Obama is running for reelection. This is a candidate whose performance during almost four years has been the object of much criticism because it has been considered, by broad sectors of the nation, that it has been deficient.
Always, no matter who the presidential candidate might be, the American people should first study what is best for the country and, after this, vote in the corresponding election. In other words, this November 6th, 2012, the American voters should go to the polls to comply with this political duty, although it not be a legal obligation.
There are duties that, although not prescribed by law, are very important and should be fulfilled with civic discipline by the citizenry. Voting in elections, although not legally compelling, is an essential part of these duties in a democracy.
It is in no way advisable that when the time comes to go to the polls the citizens go without having given careful consideration, after a reasonable research, to which candidate is the best for the future and immediate life of this great republic. It is improper, to say the least, that there be abstention in elections or that a citizen vote in a more or less irresponsible way without being fully convinced, after the mentioned research, of which candidate will be the best for the nation.