The mid-term elections are next Tuesday. Most people think it doesn’t matter, it’s not for president, so why bother? In case anyone didn’t notice, we’re not a monarchy. We are a republic (well, used to be) where we elect a whole pool of officials to represent our interests in the governing of OUR country. Of course, after the Princeton University study, it turns out we aren’t a democracy or a republic, but we can pretend for the time being.
If you don’t vote on November 4th, you cannot complain about the way things are going in this country because you haven’t used the one voice you have. This is your chance to support a member of Congress or two that stands for what YOU believe in, or at least some of what you believe in and is backed by millions of corporate dollars, which leads us back to our being an oligarchy, but I digress.
If you believe in the need to support public schools, vote for the Democrats. If you believe you deserve as much of your paycheck as possible and want to attempt to lower your taxes, vote Republican. But if you don’t give a damn about anything, then stay home, but don’t come crying when policy is passed that you don’t like. If you don’t participate, you don’t get a voice.
So go vote. It’s the American thing to do.