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Consider This: Time to cast your vote

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

By the end of this week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markel will be husband and wife. The Royal Wedding seems to have captured the minds and attention of millions upon millions of Americans from sea to shining sea.

It's been more than 240 years since our forefathers broke from King George's rule, yet we still can't seem to separate ourselves emotionally from the Royal Family. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a grand wedding as much as the next guy, but we have far bigger issues to obsess over right now, like our own democracy.

Next week voters in Georgia go to the polls for the primary and next month, voters in South Carolina do the same.

Sadly, we probably know more about Prince Harry and Meghan Markel than we do about any of the numerous gubernatorial candidates we'll be voting for on either side of the Savannah River. And that's assuming you're even going to get out and vote.

Consider this: our country is deeply divided politically right now. You either absolutely love the direction the current administration is taking us, or you absolutely despise it. The reason I know this to be fact, I see everyone's posts on social media.

Yet all the posts in the world won't change a single person's mind. If you want change or if you want us to remain on the current path, all you need to do is vote.

This is what our founding fathers meant when they started the constitution with “We The People”. We the people have the opportunity to be heard for real come next week, next month and for keeps in November.

Cast your ballot. Make your voice heard. And let's return Facebook to what it is intended for, viral cat videos and pictures of food.

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