Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 9, 2012, 2:03 p.m. EST by alterorabolish1
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To me, it seems absurd! This nation was an example of improved civilisation when it was formed to allow We the People to govern ourselves instead of the previous forms of government that permeate history. The people, through voting, elected representatives to carry out the will of the people. This was expected to overcome selfish interests and prevent tranny of the majority.
There are practical reasons people don't vote. Health problems, working too much, etc, but many do not believe it's worth spending any time to put effort into voting. Why I feel it's absurd to not vote, millions feel their vote doesn't mean anything, and to them it's absurd to use the effort to vote.
They were right and I was wrong. Our vote doesn't mean anything because we don't have the right things to vote for. People on this forum can rattle off many important issues that make it critical that we do our duty and vote for the right thing. Many others know very little about the issues and don't care to. The capture of our political/economic process makes traditional voting almost meaningless.
What if there was something to vote for that motivated people to actually vote? Record turnouts to vote because it would mean something.
The word...LOVE... could inspire millions to come out to vote. They wouldn't have to learn anything, just write in LOVE.