More people need to vote. If we want to change what is going on in the U.S.A. more of us need to vote! The statistics are horrible. Why don't people vote?
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Probably because they can't get to the polls due to the Tea Party holding them hostage in their homes while Bush looks on and laughs savagely.
I think attendance at the polling station should be compulsory. Once you are there you can certainly abstain. But at least you are taking an action instead of apathy.
Still, there is that one little thing, know what you are voting for, or against, whatever the case. A vote just so you can say you voted can be as bad as NO vote at all, maybe worse. With Internet access these days, there is no reason people can't take a little time to research what their votes can do. My opinion. Greg
I vote every time.. it is important you are right. If you don't vote you don't need to complain... I agree with you totally.
It is ridiculous how low the numbers are when it comes to voting. Far too many people believe that their vote doesn't count. Some people are just too lazy to go out and vote on election day. Even worse are the millions of people who aren't even registered because they are simply that apathetic. We can't really control if they vote or not because that is their own choice. It just bothers me when people don't vote and then complain about who gets elected.
That is very true. But, even one vote counts, history has shown us that.
So do you also feel that even one fake vote counts? As in illegally added to the numbers?
If the choice is "staying home" and "voting for one jerk or another"... I'm gonna choose the hot cocoa.
I was with Evan on this one untill Obama said he would veto Sopa now I might manage to drag myself over there. The only other reason would be if someone terrfying like Santorum wins the nomination.
Your hatred of SOPA is more powerful than your love of freedom?
He signed NDAA. He's dead to me.
Is your hatred of SOPA even greater than your hatred of warfare?
He's had 3 years to end the wars.
Instead he's started 3 more and hasn't even ended the Iraq war.
Is your hatred of SOPA greater than BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN BAILOUTS?
Is your hatred of SOPA greater than your understanding of economics?
Making it ILLEGAL to NOT own health insurance is a BAD thing.
and finally, have you realized that RON PAUL speaks out relentlessly against internet regulation IN ALL FORMS?
We need more people to vote, that's true. But, more important, we need people to vote that know what they are voting fo. They need to research and understand what they are voting for and not go put their marks on a ballot just so they can say "I voted". It is the peoples right and responsibility to vote, but it is also their responsibility to know what they are voting for or against. There are too many people that vote for something just because of what they heard or saw in the media or because a friend or relative said such and such was the way to vote. Really, those kinds of votes we DON'T need. Just know what you are voting for. Greg
exactly! voters can even write it down on a piece of paper so they don't forget when they vote. They can also contact the person who is running for office to let him or her know why they are not voting for them. Let them know we can remember what we hired them to do. And we can also fire them. They need to know.
Top 10 reasons eligible voters fail to vote:
#10 - Didn't know there was an election going on.
#9 - I heard they check Selective Service Cards.
#8 - I went to the barbershop but nobody was voting at that pole.
#7 - My candidate won last time and disgraced me!
#6 - I would have, but only politicians are running.
#5 - I'm not old enough to vote, so I joined the Army instead.
#4 - My state always gives all its votes to the other party.
#3 - I will be working that day, and the salary left over isn't enough to pay the bus fare to get there.
#2 - I couldn't decide which one I disliked the most.
#1 - My school didn't teach me to read, so I can't read the ballot.
#11 was almost a tie with #10, and it was "My wife didn't tell me who to vote for."
Republicans always vote. They tow the party line no matter what. Democrats are lazy, and don't always bother. Plus the vote is being taken out of college campuses, and that will affect the youth vote, as most aren't allowed to have cars on campus until Jr. or Sr. year. Older citizens who don't drive anymore or haven't needed to update their passports truly may not have a piece of photo ID, so their voices won't be heard either.
our government is making it more difficult for people to vote, that has to be stopped before it gets worse. Voting should be more then 1 day. It should be on College Campus, I don't know how to get it to seniors but there must be someway to do that.
Apathy in politics accross the world now, even here in the UK. just over 60% voted in our last general election.
Another problem is, that a lot of people don't believe in the electoral college. It should be the votes of the people, NOT the electoral college. Most don't trust that vote. Nor do I. Greg
I think the apathy comes from the lack of information with regards to the politicians themselves. All we hear is from the media, and it's usually tainted one way or another.
We don't know who we are voting for, and we are well informed enough to know that scandals, affairs, funds discrepancies all add to our lack of respect towards our politicians.
If we could see the human side of our politicians, the flesh and blood side, then maybe we could see them as people and not just media manufactured yes men, who plaster our tv screens and newspapers.
A possible solution could be the creation of a single non affiliated news service, who could honestly report on each parties successes and failures.
Without the millions of pounds/dollars spent, you have to wonder how well the fore runners would do.
Who would I vote for? I do not choose the already picked candidates and choices made for me. None of these choices are worth anything and voting for them is the same as promoting them. Almost all of them are filthy rich snobs who maintain a conflict of interest and profit from their position. They have forty years of already proven failure and crimes they are never held accounted for. Most of all they represent no one and all their finances are not even attained at the local or even state level. I will vote on any petitions passed by people that limits that power and forces them to actually represent anyone in this country. Until a real party shows up and a candidate who is in it for the people shows up I will not participate in this fraud democratic process. To participate would make me a hypocrite and as evil as them. There is not one institution in this country left that can be counted on to do the things it was intended to do.
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