Today's poem is Walt Whitman's "Election Day, 1884," part of his monumental collection: Leaves of Grass. Whitman used the piece to stress that of all of America's special features and attributes, none were as important as the ability to determine our future through voting. Whitman might not feel as uplifted about voting if he were to see how today's big money from billionaires and special interest groups has prostituted the process.
But just because the deck is stacked, doesn't mean the game can't be won. Tomorrow is the day when we can all have our say - not just those who are overburdened with the "speech" of money. Get out early and GO VOTE!
Election Day, 1884
by Walt Whitman