- Politics and Social Issues
No Voting, No License!!!
Must Register to Vote and Vote in Each Election to Obtain and Maintain a Driver's License
I've come to realize that people have a lot to say, everyone has an opinion and often times complaints. Many people gripe that the government is so corrupt!!!!! When I say people, I am particular referring to American citizens. America is supposed to be the land of the free, privileged with freedoms and rights. It is so easy to complain and as Americans we fight about having rights, scream and petition when they're threatened and yet we don't even take advantage of those rights. We have the right to vote, yet millions of Americans simply choose not to exercise that right. Why is it that when we have a right taken away or even the threat, we through a fit and complain to anyone who will listen? Yet, we are given rights and the right to vote and living in a Democratic nation, where a voice is supposed to mean something, should not be taken for granted. I hate to generalize American’s, so I won’t, but it seems as though we take our opportunities for granted and then complain about everything else.
You're not helping...
It's your fault!
If we are not a part of the solution we are a part of the problem. Voting is only one small action that we can take to have some stake in how our own country is run. We all have opinions, wants, and needs, follow laws and pay taxes. Our voices should be heard, but no one can hear us if we don't speak.
Voting is a privilege and it is one we have earned just for being American. I think we should be rewarded with privileges and punished with the revoking of privileges. Quite frankly, I really don’t want to have to listen to my neighbor’s political opinion and bantering if he doesn’t even take the time to go to the polls and vote on Election Day. I would rather save the energy for an intelligent conversation or debate with someone who might actually make a difference or at least a contribution to the state of our nation.
I think that we should implement a policy that requires all citizens who want driver’s license privileges should only earn them after registering to vote. From the age that we are old enough to vote, voting should be mandatory and if we are not showing up on ballots than our license should be revoked. Everyone wants to drive, so vote!!!
It does no good to vote blindly. As every bit it is important to get out and vote and have a say in how our country runs, it is as important to educate ourselves about our choices. What do the candidates have to offer? What are their positions? What do they stand for and what are they willing to fight for? I don't care what party you vote for and I don't care what your political views are. What I care about is that you take the time to invest in our nation. If we all sit back and let our neighbor do the work then no one will be working for change and we will continue to lose the battle until there is nothing left to America. Vote!
In 2000, more than a decade ago, the number of licensed drivers in the United States was 190,625,023. Since 1980,that is an increase of 23.73% and an a 12.39% increase from 1990. With a growing population, in addition to an increase in years, imagine that number today and what that number will grow to be.
Source: US Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration
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