who do not vote. ~ George Jean Nathan
I spent the afternoon yesterday volunteering at a polling place. It was an interesting experience, and one I'll likely do again during the general election this November. I like meeting people who vote. I strongly believe in the power of voting, so it was great to interact with others who feel the same.
I was assigned the task of handing people their ballot, and explaining to them the process for completing it. This meant, of course, that I knew which party people were voting. So I began playing a little game with myself as people walked in the door: could I pick out a Republican or a Democrat, based on appearance?
Turns out, you can't. Those who I thought looked conservative to me would ask for a Democratic ballet; those who I pegged as liberals would ask for a Republican ballet. I was wrong a much of the time -- and isn't that a good thing!
There is a great deal of political cynicism in our country today, and I feel that if you don't vote, you don't have a right to complain about how our country is run. Vote for the Republicans; Vote for the Democrats; Vote for the Purple People Eater. It doesn't matter, as long as you exercise your right and privilege to vote!
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Until next time...