Nelson Mandela

I remember hearing on the news that black South Africans stood in line for days and traveled for days just so that they could vote for the very first time. Apartheid was cruel. The Dutch and the English really had no right to take South Africa away from its indigenous people.

This is a very old song. We should not forget the suffering that Apartheid created. The black South Africans were so grateful to finally vote. Here in America, less than 50% of the eligible population votes. In 2009, there was less than a 25% turn out. Shame on all the Americans that stayed home. We should never take our right to vote for granted.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERnAy7Exzzw)

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One thought on “Nelson Mandela”

  1. Hi Cats-so right you are. Last local election here was all mail in and still it was less than 30%. When I asked people almost all said they weren’t going to vote. At a national level it’s just the way they want it.

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