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Why YOU Should Vote? Practical Reasons That Might Convince YOU!
WHY SHOULD YOU VOTE? DUH!
Right now - more Americans than ever before are asking the question - "WHY Should I VOTE?"
Have you had this type of conversation recently, with someone you know personally?
Sorry, but "why" are we actually having this conversation so publicly in the first place?
Are these excuses not to vote - that we are discussing around the watercooler, our way of excusing each other in some twisted way? Are we trying to make "not" voting "this time" seem like some sort of acceptable choice in itself... empowerment of some crazy kind?
Or maybe we are having this conversation so that we can all attempt to make each other feel okay about our desire to be neglectful?
There you go... I said it!
TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE.... DO WE HAVE A VOTE ON THIS?
A Vote For Anyone Is Only A Vote For Hope!
Are we all just lacking a general sense of responsibility lately? After all... we still cannot cast our vote by the click of our mouse.... yet.
Is it too much work to think about for some? Meaning... it means you must be somewhat informed, to then cast a responsible vote - or else you are being apathetic - right? Is that what we are allowing ourselves to believe?
Is this the reason that some are thinking of just taking a pass on this election, or pehaps even being irresponsible with their privileged vote?
Frankly - I want to just SCREAM when I hear someone tell me that they are NOT going to vote. Most common excuse for their declaration that they are not going to vote... "they don't like anyone running"!
Now, that is down right LAME!
First of all, it is not my intention to offend anyone by writing about this problem of apathy that is spreading itself rampant right now... but come on people - doesn't all of this, when we think about it - even for for just a minute.... really just sound like some spoiled child whinning?
Hey... choosing NOT to vote, is not trendy. So - don't try it.
LAME EXCUSES NOT TO VOTE...
- I DON'T HAVE A RIDE TO THE POLLS
- MY DOG IS SICK
- EVERYBODY IS DOING IT
- I'M GOING ON VACATION AND WILL BE OUT OF THE COUNTRY
- I FORGOT TO REGISTER
- MY CAUSE DID NOT MAKE THE BALLOT
- I DON'T KNOW HOW TO VOTE
- WHO'S RUNNING?
- NOBODY CARES WHAT I THINK
- WHY SHOULD I CARE
- TOO COMPLICATED FOR ME
- MY PARENTS WON'T LET ME
- I CAN'T FIND MY KEYS
- WHAT VOTE?
IMPORTANT Reasons, that you need to VOTE!
If this radical thought process is working for you right now - and that little bubble that you have surrounded yourself with -- that might allow you to get away with such an option -- please think again!
WARNING: BubbleS will burst - and the lack of responsibility as an adult will have its consequences. YOU are over 18.
History and politics bear this out!
So, don't you!
YIKES! The graves of all patriots who ever lived or died for the freedoms that you and I enjoy - are most likely rolling over in their very graves! Let alone all those who do and ever have taken the right to vote in this country as a privilege -- that they would never have cast off so casually... like it was a CHOICE!
Have you tried this on any of them? NOT! See... I figured you knew better.
What are your lame excuses for not voting?
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The only real choices we have when it comes to voting is this -
Just three. And then you make your declaration and mark it!
First of all, you need to know that I am neither a politician, activist or very savy when it come to politics in general. I am pretty much you. But not quite!
I am still refusing to give into that attitude or give myself or anyone else seeking permission - to just take a pass on "this" vote... because I don't like anyone.
Don't ask me or anyone else - to cheer you on to vote or try to convince you! That is not my responsibility... or anyone Else's.
In fact - if people were over-all really Okay with their very personal political decision to NOT vote... they would keep it that way - personal.
Personal things exude confidence!
The fact that this conversation is so very comfortable between people right now... is a frightening indicator for our future in this country and where politics is headed.
Hello... politics is YOU:-)
Any Excuse Not to Vote is Unacceptable!
Don't go thinking that you are setting yourself up for the future when you can then say.... smugly -- "well I didn't vote for so and so"!
Uh uh... I don't think so my friend!
Here is a fact just for you -- anyone who has the RIGHT to vote and does not exercise that privilege -- merely negates that voice.
What ever happen to acting and not being acted upon?
Can you say the word "victim"?
And that is what I have to say about politics.... at least for today!
P.S. Forward this to someone you love, and that may be considering taking the easy way out... not okay!
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