101 Reasons To Smile

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#28: You May Not Have Noticed

Sometimes I really feel like I’m invisible. I know, it’s kinda hard to believe, but it’s true. Some days, it just seems like no one sees, hears, or understands me. Take today for instance.

I take an online class on American History at Patrick Henry College. Part of our grade consists of contributing to a Discussion Forum where we answer questions posed by the teacher. Some days, this is fun. Some days, it isn’t.

Yesterday, was one of those days when it was fun. I wrote some Discussion Forum posts that stated my opinions and corrected other’s errors in, what I thought, was a very effective manner. All in all, it took about an hour to write my posts. I was quite proud of the work I did, most of which concerned correcting a fellow student’s misconception about illegal immigrants voting.

Needless to say, I was quite annoyed when I logged into my class this morning and found that another student had “helped” me in my explanation…

 Just a note:  legal immigrants are not permitted to vote in most jurisdictions unless they are citizens.  If you are merely a legal resident, then federal elections are off-limits.  You might be able to vote in state or local elections if the local laws allow it, but not the national government.  In my opinion, this makes sense; there is a huge difference between living/working in a country and being a citizen; citizenship is a sign that you have decided to tie your fate to the fate of the country.  Just living in a country is not a big enough stake; you have some place to go back to, or you could just pick a new country and immigrate there if things go south.  

Yes, sadly she said the exact same thing as I did. And she said it better. Well kudos to her, but did no one read what I wrote? Am I invisible?

Well, am I?


10 comments on “#28: You May Not Have Noticed

  1. Lili
    November 4, 2011

    I notice you, fo shizzle! =)

    • Abigail
      November 4, 2011

      Good!!! Thanks for noticing 😉

  2. Isabel
    November 4, 2011

    You’re not invisible!!!
    I see you B)

    • Abigail
      November 4, 2011

      aww! thanks =) I see you too 😉
      (okay that sounded creepier than it meant it too =D)

  3. Claire Fischer
    November 4, 2011

    ur not invisible! I think i know! 😉

    • Abigail
      November 4, 2011

      Thanks. Good luck tomorrow! =)

  4. Nathan McDaniels
    November 5, 2011

    How can you be invisible with that huge smile?

  5. Juan Aguarón de Blas
    November 5, 2011

    Sí, sé lo que es eso… Pero espera! Quién ha escrito este post? No existe!


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