THIS is what I call attention to civic duty.
These people decided that a little thing like 9,000 miles keep them from voting in their first presidential election as US citizens:
A New York City couple has traveled halfway around the world in the name of civic duty.
Susan Scott-Ker and her husband arrived in New York on Wednesday after flying 9,300 miles to vote in Tuesday's presidential election.
They have been working India but decided to return to New York when their absentee ballots failed to arrive. Their trip began in Bangalore with stopovers in New Delhi and Chicago.
It will be their first time voting in a presidential election. The New Zealand-born Scott-Ker and her Morroco-born husband became American citizens a year ago.
They estimate the trip will cost $5,000.
So if they're willing to drop 5K in order to vote, will you let anything stop YOU next Tuesday? Of course, I imagine that the readers of this blog will be a united "No," but encourage all your friends and family to persevere. This election looks possibly to have record turnout. Unfortunately, that will be made worse in my state by the facts that there's about 14,000 other things on the ballot, too, but we will persevere in this house.