To me, politics is like a horrible car accident that I just can't look away from. There is nothing that I can do about the situation. The accident has already happened. I am a smart person who could get involved with the best intentions, to help, and provide support. But I would be in the way once the true professions are on the scene. I have strong feelings on what I think should happen, ideas to help all involved. But at some point people will have strong feelings that are contrary to mine, with a louder voice and the ability to lie with a straight face. I will find my openness and truthfulness that I have always considered a strength, a weakness. That is what politics is to me.
So why vote? Because I care, I want change, and the right to vote is still available to me in the limited fashion of the Electoral College.
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5 days ago
You knew i was going to say this.
Consider everyone who died for the right to vote. Who cant vote. Who was 3/5th of a person for too many years. Several countries attempted democratic votes this year, and voters were shot at the polling places.
You bloody blog. The ability to voice your opinion is natural for us, and yet still a dream for others.
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." -Winston Churchill
Vote. Discuss later. Have a civilized disagreement, listen, learn, buy your adversary a piece of pie, shake hands, rinse, repeat.
This is how democracy works. Or we all go back to shooting each other. Or being rolled over by tanks.
G*d Bless America.
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