Archive for November, 2008

Please Don’t Vote

I mean, don’t vote if you don’t know what you’re voting for.  Don’t do it out of some misplaced sense of civic duty.  You don’t have to vote.  If you don’t know who’s running, and/or you don’t know anything about the ballot question, please, I beg you, don’t vote on that issue.

People splutter at me when I says stuff like this, as if I’m spitting on the Constitution.  As if most of them would know a passage from the Constitution from a line from Sidney Sheldon.

Urging people to vote, even if they don’t know one thing about any of the candidates or issues, is exactly like urging people to take medicine – whatever medicine they can lay hands on – regardless of what the medicine is or whether or not they are sick.  Just any random pill will do!  It’s your civic duty!

Bull.  It IS your civic duty to know about the issues and the candidates.  It is then your PRIVILEGE to vote.  IF YOU CAN’T BE BOTHERED, PLEASE GET OUT OF THE WAY OF THOSE THAT CAN.

Please Don’t Vote

I mean, don’t vote if you don’t know what you’re voting for.  Don’t do it out of some misplaced sense of civic duty.  You don’t have to vote.  If you don’t know who’s running, and/or you don’t know anything about the ballot question, please, I beg you, don’t vote on that issue.

People splutter at me when I says stuff like this, as if I’m spitting on the Constitution.  As if most of them would know a passage from the Constitution from a line from Sidney Sheldon.

Urging people to vote, even if they don’t know one thing about any of the candidates or issues, is exactly like urging people to take medicine – whatever medicine they can lay hands on – regardless of what the medicine is or whether or not they are sick.  Just any random pill will do!  It’s your civic duty!

Bull.  It IS your civic duty to know about the issues and the candidates.  It is then your PRIVILEGE to vote.  IF YOU CAN”T BE BOTHERED, PLEASE GET OUT OF THE WAY OF THOSE THAT CAN.
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