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I Got The Shotgun For Your Back

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 8:43 PM

"If you don’t follow me when I go out, I’m going to kill you. Go forward and live or turn back and die."

~Harriet Tubman

while i do not subscribe to the literal meaning of "vote or die," i can certainly understand Harriet Tubman's message. people have died for our right to vote. Denmark Vesey , Nat Turner, MLK, Gabriel Prosser, Medgar Evers, brother Malcom and a plethora of others have given their lives for this moment. it has only been a mere 143 years since Slavery was abolished by the passage of the 13th amendment, and only 43 years since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed discriminatory practices against African-Americans, and yet here we are...on the eve of making history.

i believe in the Hopeful America Barack Obama speaks of. i am esatic that finally, a Black child can say that they want to be president someday and someone will truly believe it is possible. i am hopeful at what this election will mean to my son and the way he sees himself as a Black man/child in America.

i cannot tell you how to vote, nor do i want to. all i care about is that you do, indeed, go out and vote tomorrow. the lines may be long, the procProxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0 s may be tiring, but this will be one of the most important things you ever do in your life. now is your time, our time, to be apart of history.

do not take this moment for granted.

5 Response to 'I Got The Shotgun For Your Back'

  1. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-got-shotgun-for-your-back.html?showComment=1225801920000#c1261083171488096285'> Tuesday, November 04, 2008 4:32:00 AM

    I love Harriet, for she was serious with her actions.

    I can't tell anyone how to vote either, but I can (and will) say please vote and don't make an abortive vote by writing yourself in. This isn't the time to be performing such ignorant antics and making a mockery of the people who came before you fighting, crying, struggling, and dying.

    Vote, and be part of history.


  2. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-got-shotgun-for-your-back.html?showComment=1225810860000#c3537953971980576513'> Tuesday, November 04, 2008 7:01:00 AM


    Vote because somebody laid down their life and their grave is your path.

    I voted this morning!


  3. Sista GP Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-got-shotgun-for-your-back.html?showComment=1225813860000#c4318194635108067359'> Tuesday, November 04, 2008 7:51:00 AM

    I early voted, hubby absentee voted.
    Don't know why I'm not hyped today as some seems to be.


  4. Charisse Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-got-shotgun-for-your-back.html?showComment=1225920000000#c7874237148416655288'> Wednesday, November 05, 2008 1:20:00 PM

    I am so proud today!


  5. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-got-shotgun-for-your-back.html?showComment=1225995900000#c3630837384720242443'> Thursday, November 06, 2008 10:25:00 AM

    I know this post is much more serious than my comment is about to be, but I LOVE that new Erykah Badu album... it takes a minute for you to understand exactly what she's doing, but once I gave it a listen four or five times, I decided that Ms. Lady is brilliant.

    What is there was no n%&$@s, only master teachers... I'd STAY woke.