Over 80 million people watched the U.S. presidential debate the other night between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  It had the biggest television ratings of any presidential debate ever held.

It was a great opportunity for voters to hear what each candidate had to say about trade, taxes, race-relations, crime, terrorism and the environment.

Voters have to decide between two people with very different personalities and views on how things should be run in government.

Both presidential hopefuls have defeated many other candidates within their own parties to get to this point and a lot is at stake.  Not just for the United States but globally.

The United States is a super power and decisions made at their head table send waves around the world.

It’s good that so many eyes were watching during the debate.  Hopefully that engagement carries on into the voting booth.

As Louis L’Amour once said, “To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers.  One who does not vote has no right to complain.”

The election is six short weeks away.  As Rick Mercer once said, “Do the unexpected.  Take 20 minutes out of your day, do what young people all over the world are dying to do: vote.”