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04 November 2008

Too Smart for Politics??

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."
- Plato

You preserved your right to bitch voted didn't you?

Only 6 out of 10 Americans over age 18 voted in the last 2 national elections. That would be legal, registered-to-vote Americans to be clear.
We don't count illegal aliens, regardless from whence they came, as American voters here at D3.

Sometimes we get what we want when we vote and sometimes we get what is less scary than the alternative when we vote. But as a democracy, whom our forefathers and mothers died to create for us, we get to choose who leads us. Ain't it great?

For those that voted, what do you hope to achieve, especially if you voted for a candidate at the local, state or national level that was expected to lose?

And for those that didn't vote, what kept you from casting your ballot?


Dana said...

I live in a very BLUE state, and I didn't vote blue. I believe all votes count, no matter who you vote for. If nothing else, it sends a message to the masses that there is a quiet voice in the background waiting to SHOUT!

My husband chose not to vote. His feeling is that since this is a BLUE state, and his vote is not blue, it doesn't count.

I think when too many people start thinking that way we see a dangerous shift in politics - one that isn't necessary!

Michael M. said...

Why can't we all just get along and be Purple?

Oftn, but not always, my wife and I cancel each other out with our vote. It seems futile on the surface but we sleep better at night knowing that we voted based on our conscience and principles....regardless who ends up winning the final vote count.

Agreed that if too many folks continue to disengage it spells big Trouble!

Thanks for the input Dana.