the best 4 letter word

so now that we’ve spent over a year subjected to political partisanship, debate, bickering and the supreme court’s version of free speech, election day is finally upon us. there’ve been so many depressing political ads that i’ve been longing for a catchy jingle like “i like ike” .

there’s also been what seems like an historic movement to institute policy to attempt to suppress the vote. not to mention the ever-present political dirty tricks.

this kind of stuff should make your blood boil.  the only way to preserve democracy is to practice democracy, something that only about half of us do.  of course you’d never know that from the decibel level of constant yammering that goes on.

if you like the person who won, then i guess you’re okay with other people doing the heavy lifting.  if you don’t like the person who won, then you need take some responsibility for your opinions. mostly, if you want to continue to live in a democracy, you need to be outspoken and convince people that it is imperative to exercise their right to vote.

in looking over the recent history of voter turnout statistics for presidential elections, it’s plain to see that almost half of eligible voters, don’t even bother to vote.  any wonder why some of the boneheads in office got there?  yeah, well, it’s not just because of the knuckleheads who voted for them, it’s because of the lazy asses that didn’t vote against them.

if you have enough time to check your email, post crap on facebook, read blogs, slap bumper stickers on your car, then you have enough time to vote.

so on tuesday, november 6th, 2012, get out and vote!  let’s see what this nation’s elected officials look like when the vast majority of americans actually elect them.

 

 

 

so now that we’ve spent over a year subjected to political partisanship, debate, bickering and the supreme court’s version of free speech, election day is finally upon us. there’ve been so many depressing political ads that i’ve been longing for a catchy jingle like “i like ike” .

 

there’s also been what seems like an historic movement to institute policy to attempt to suppress the vote. not to mention the ever-present political dirty tricks.

 

this kind of stuff should make your blood boil.  the only way to preserve democracy is to practice democracy, something that only about half of us do.  of course you’d never know that from the decibel level of constant yammering that goes on.

 

if you like the person who won, then i guess you’re okay with other people doing the heavy lifting.  if you don’t like the person who won, then you need take some responsibility for your opinions. mostly, if you want to continue to live in a democracy, you need to be outspoken and convince people that it is imperative to exercise their right to vote.

 

in looking over the recent history of voter turnout statistics for presidential elections, it’s plain to see that almost half of eligible voters, don’t even bother to vote.  any wonder why some of the boneheads in office got there?  yeah, well, it’s not just because of the knuckleheads who voted for them, it’s because of the lazy asses that didn’t vote against them.

 

if you have enough time to check your email, post crap on facebook, read blogs, slap bumper stickers on your car, then you have enough time to vote.

 

so on tuesday, november 6th, 2012, get out and vote!  let’s see what this nation’s elected officials look like when the vast majority of americans actually elect them.

 

 

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One response to “the best 4 letter word

  1. Mike S

    Re: your stat that half of all eligible voters don’t bother to vote, an of-repeated quote from Jay Leno: “We get the government we deserve.”

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