Okay, I tried to embed a video but blogger is Satan and it's not working for some reason.
Anyway, remember to vote. Vote for yourself, write-in, if you have to, but vote!
posted by Law Fairy @ 3:18 PM
Shit. I didn't think of writing myself in. There was a guy running unopposed and that just bothers me. I should have done a write in.
I wrote in Mother Goose for something one year. I knew I was wasting my vote, but found myself incapable of voting for any of the candidates offered.And she would have done a far better job of it, too.
Can someone vote for me... or maybe vote twice for me...Come on, it aint that hard...? :D
butterfly, you'll have another chance in two years (or likely sooner -- I'm sure most states have some kind of local election between now and then)!heart, that's fabulous. I know I'd certainly rather have Mother Goose in charge that certain others...drew, you're close to Chicago (when you live in southern California, where your buddy is "close" even if she's a three-and-a-half hour drive away, then the whole midwest counts as "close" :)). It just might be worth the trip :)
Personally, I think that along with the right to vote is the right to not vote. If you don't like any of the candidates/ballot issues/whatever, you shouldn't feel pressured to vote for someone/thing you don't believe in. The lesser of two evils is still evil.I guess the write-in thing covers the above, though.
agreed, micah. If by voting you had to choose one of the choices for everything, I'd definitely understand choosing not to vote a bit better. However, since you can leave parts of the ballot blank (my understanding is a lot of people do this at presidential elections) and can usually vote for write-in candidates, I think pretty much everyone should vote if they care about the country. But, by all means, vote for George Washington's disembodied head if you want :) Unless you think he's evil, of course.
Micah, I don't think anyone is saying that you don't have the right to not vote.... at least I hope not.It's just that, it's your country too. You live here just like the other Americans. You have a stake in the outcome whether or not the candidates are what you would want or hope for. The effects of decisions taken by Evil or Lesser Evil won't exactly skip you just because you didn't vote...
I am a bit late on this one, but I wanted to give my two cents...While everyone certainly has the right NOT to vote, it is most annoying when the people who exercise that option are the ones to complain about the state of our country/town/whatever. Politics is annoying and politicians are worse. But, you have to be in it to fix it.
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