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Friday, November 11, 2005

If you didn’t vote ... I’m blaming everything on you

Yep, you heard me correctly. I am directing this at the non-voters, and blaming you for what happens until the next election, in hopes you will redeem yourselves and vote next time. No more excuses will be accepted as to why you didn’t vote. Let’s just admit you will stand in a long line to get your lotto ticket, but will not get off the coach to stand in a line at the polls. If you try and use the, “My vote doesn’t count anyway.” line, I will not accept that either. If there are enough of you non-voters in an area it will make a difference in the outcome.

Now the “my vote doesn’t matter” idea has been in practice for some time now. I think it is obvious that the theory has proven itself wrong. All one needs to do is look at what’s going on in our government. The apathy of the American public when it comes to voting has left us with people in office that bicker more then my children. Yes, these are our elected leaders. You cannot complain about them however, because you didn’t vote. You did not vote to make sure it didn’t happen. Instead, you turned your back and left it to the rest of us to fend for ourselves, and fend for you, and fight off those in the big business of campaign funding. You can bet all their “buddies” made sure they got to the polls, but you? Nope, you didn't bother. You left the rest of us to float in a boat without a paddle. We didn’t have your support to help us get the best people in office to represent us, regardless of how much money they had available to use to get elected. It is now whoever has the most $$$$$ to pay for ads and campaigning that wins, and not the best man or woman for the job.

Because you did not take the time to look close at ALL the candidates who were running, and drag yourself to the polls to cast your vote for the best and brightest our country has to offer, you opted out, and left us all with the richest and the most spoiled. I used to watch the various debates on CPAN, but I just can’t do it any more. It is like watching a bunch of kids in a playground who can’t get along, calling each other names, and arguing for the sake of arguing. I was waiting, I thought for sure, at any moment, I would see a spitball fly across the room and hit the guy who was speaking right in the eye. We have a bunch of spoiled brats running our government, who got into office because their backers had the bucks to fund their campaigns. I expect you, the non-voter, to quit griping and whining and get up off the coach the next time around, and help us average folks do something about it. If you’re not registered, register. If you are registered and still didn’t vote you darn well better the next time. We can no longer carry your weight. The money machine us average citizen voters already have on our back has become too heavy to carry, to continue to carry you too.

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