Posted 10 years ago on May 6, 2012, 5:22 p.m. EST by MattLHolck
from San Diego, CA
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Demand elections be national and state holidays
Functioning democracy requires the people's thought out consent.
The right to vote should not be impeded.
People need time to consider their vote
and discuss that vote with confidants.
Daily worries should be set aside to focus on social issues.
I propose that
Elections be made State and National Holidays.
Conscious voting measures the people's desire.
The workweek routine must halt for people to consider their power.
If voting day is a holiday, everyone will know that it is voting day.
The routine of work must be suspended for people to consider their government.
"To a certain extent we shouldn't take an 'all or nothing' approach. I'm a proponent of gradualism, if for no other reason, it gets us moving in the right direction, resets our trajectory, and it can compliment bottom up societal change." -francismjenkins
If elections are national holidays, a greater number of people will take the time to vote.
When more people vote, more people care about the actions of their government.
"That government, of the people, for the people, and by the people, shall not perish from the earth" -Abraham Lincoln .