Just Plain Foolish

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Monday, November 03, 2008

For mercy's sake, vote.

I am thankful that at least two people are still reading this blog. If there are any more Americans out there reading this, I am personally begging all legal voters to hie themselves to the polls and vote. I will be getting up nice and early, and my boss has already been prepared lest I am delayed by long lines. It's happened before.

Far too often, we are encouraged to think of the Government as some pettifogging idiots that the rest of y'all got rid of by foisting them on those of us within the Beltway. Or else as a set of corrupt thieves, and after all, what can anyone do?

You can vote.

Unlike many places in the world where there is only one "safe" way to vote (i.e. one way that won't result in violence against you and your family), you have the security to voice your beliefs knowing that it won't result in a midnight "visit".

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I'll head for the local polling place, umbrella firmly in hand, and stand with my neighbors as we wait for our chance to speak. I urge you to do the same.

4 Comments:

Anonymous jesperanda said...

I'm doing the same thing. I don't think I can be bright at that hour, but I can be early. :-) One of Don's colleagues will be spending the day driving people who need a ride to their polling places.

11/03/2008 5:35 PM  
Anonymous jesperanda said...

Oh, and it's my youngest sister's first election. I'm so proud. :-)

11/03/2008 5:39 PM  
Blogger Rae Trigg said...

I've already voted, though right now I'm avoiding the news. I'll wait until tonight, when things will be more certain.

11/04/2008 12:11 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Been there; done that. My father always insisted that if you didn't vote, you had no right to bitch about the government. I'm paying no attention until after the first polls close, though. I'd rather hear results than speculation.

11/04/2008 2:19 PM  

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