Yesterday was election day in this country, which has hosted me for over a year and in which I am a resident with a working visa, not a citizen; that is why I cannot vote ... And to be honest, I'm happy for now about it, since even though I could have done it, I am an absolute newcomer in American politics and I faithfully believe that to bring an action as important as voting, it is essential to remember that vote is not only a RIGHT, but also a RESPONSIBILITY. It would be offensive to those who were born here or have spent years living in this country, that a person without knowledge of government, U.S. history and personal experiences in scenarios led by Democrats and Republicans, cross out a ballot, based on his "feeling" , on his affinity with the candidate's look, on his immediate personal interests (in Mexico we call it "bone") or on what he has heard or seen superficially through the mass media or heard thru the neighbors. That wouldn’t be fair.
From what I saw all day, voting yesterday was mostly exercised in a responsible and conscious way. Congratulations for that and for the millions of winners who voted for their elected president. Congratulations to all, at last, because I'm sure that this boat will continue its good progress.
This inevitably took me to think back in my country, Mexico ... and it still hurts me: I believe that electoral illiteracy prevails (ignorance of the arguments for voting), becoming the vehicle that takes us through the road of stagnation or even receding. I make a space for this review, only as a catharsis (I need it regularly, since I still cannot overcome it) and taking as an argument what is now happening around me in this country I live in, but I rather return to congratulate the citizens of the United States, for having a civilized and well analyzed process (although surely many do not think so).
I wish that the voters in favor, the voters against and the ones who could not vote or shouldn’t, we all, finally, have four years of imminent prosperity.