I really liked this Deseret News profile of a naturalized citizen.
Airman 1st Class Elena Dulger’s face lights up the room when she talks about her first chance to participate in a democratic election.
Dulger, 21, is taking her oath of citizenship today, seven years and one day after meeting her father at JFK International Airport in New York. After becoming an official U.S. citizen, Dulger will get her passport, and she plans on registering to vote.
“A lot of people don’t realize how important (voting) is,” she said. “It is a privilege.”
This is how every American citizen should feel about voting. (I’m not delusional enough to actually believe that we will ever have a time when every citizen actually does feel that way.) I seriously wish we could find a way to limit the right to vote to those people who do recognize the importance of that privilege.