I hope you smile.
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?