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Your Right to Cheese — er, Choose

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Here in the United States, TestOut Continuing Education's beloved land of origin, we are creeping up on the first Tuesday in November. That's Nov. 6, to be exact. This is a date of great import in 2018, an opportunity for citizens everywhere to participate in one of the most fulfilling rituals of our proud democracy. On Nov. 6, millions of Americans will head to the nearest microwave oven, or perhaps to Taco Bell or Del Taco, to scarf down a hearty serving of nachos.

Does anybody not love nachos?

Yes, that's right, Nov. 6 is National Nachos Day. National Nachos Day is a day when we set aside partisan political differences and come together to indulge in a snack of corn chips dressed in melted cheese and garnished with everything from ground beef to sour cream to onions and finely chopped tomatoes. Unlike with the focus of National Donut Day (coming up on June 7), for example, nachos are even healthy, with all four of the major food groups represented: chips, cheese, dairy, and beef.

OK, fine, we jest. Chips really are one of the four major food groups, but the other three are cookies, cake, and stuff that comes from animals. As you can see, dairy, beef, and cheese are all subsets of the Stuff That Comes from Animals food group. Fruits and vegetables are actually not a food group, but are used to make aromatic soaps and facial scrubs. At any rate, have some nachos on Nov. 6, and don't forget to also do the other important thing that all of us should do.

You see, Nov. 6 really is National Nachos Day, but the first Tuesday in November is also Election Day, and it is Election Day that really and truly provides an opportunity for U.S. citizens everywhere to participate in one of the most fulfilling rituals of our proud democracy. America was founded on principles of self-determination and individual rights, and exercising the right to vote is one of the most consequential claims that any American who values democratic principles can make..

Life is, in large part, about the choices we make. Sometimes those choices are small: TestOut CE makes top-quality IT certification and training products, and we hope that you will choose us to be your study partner. In the grand scheme of things, however, that choice carries less weight and consequence than many others. The choice to vote, each time it comes around, is far-reaching and impactful. If you live in the United States, or anywhere else that voting is a choice, don't let it pass you by.


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