In many places in the U.S. early voting is open. You might be saying to yourself, “Well, heck…what’s the point of voting?”
and to that I say, “The point is that you’re a citizen and you ought to get involved here, Bucko.”
and then maybe you might say, “Hey, all those politicians are the same!”
so I’d respond, “Maybe that’s true but it’s also possible it isn’t.”
and you’d most likely counter with the old “Yeah but my vote doesn’t count.”
to which I’d shout, “Bullshit. That’s what they want you to think.”
and if you asked me “Who wants me to think that?”
I admit I’ll have to shoot back, “I have no idea but I still think it’s bullshit.”
Listen people, your vote does count. What you have to say does matter and in this wide internet driven information overload society you actually have the means to make really well informed decisions. Look up the people who are running for office. Look up the issues on your ballot. You can be away from Facebook for a few minutes, I promise no one is going to post the next cat video that will blow your mind while you’re away and even if they do, you’ll most likely see it show up again and again and again anyway.
And then do the next bit, get out there and vote. When we find ourselves ranking 138th out of 172 nations on voter turnout as compared to registered voters we have to ask ourselves exactly what sort of republic we’re rockin’ here, right?
Get out there. Let’s do this thing.