Sunday, November 4, 2007

Voting Tirade

I read a disturbing article in my local paper this morning. It said that less then a quarter of the state's registered voters will actually turn out to vote. Read that again. That's right, only 1 in 4. I don't know about you, but I know I hear more then 1 out of every four people I know bitch about the current administration so I just can't understand it.

There are countries across the world where our armed forces are fighting for those citizens to have the right to vote, and over here, it's just like most other things, we take it for granted. We don't want to leave the house a little early to stop by the polls, don't want to wait in line to vote, don't want to take the time to research the candidates, or are just flat out disgusted with politics.

I can certainly understand that last one. The pathetic display that the Tribune gave us through their "Letters to the Editor" section added to my disgust, that's for sure.

I was thinking about the above statistics in the shower this morning and the sacrifice that other countries make to be able to vote, and how our men and women in uniform help them, and to all the John Q Publics driving around with yellow ribbons on their car, what a better way to show our support by voting this election.


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