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Rant

November 04, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random   2 Comments

I have been going to the same polling station for years, ever since it was moved to the big church down the road.

Usually I am voter ~#8. One busy year I was voter #23, and that was towards the evening. I vote every election. Every single one.

I arrived right when the polls opened.

I waited in line.

I was paper ballot #56.

One thing can be said, people who do not vote are voting in this election.

Congratulations America. You will be getting exactly what you wanted.

Perhaps if you took an interest in the political system beforehand we would not be where we are at today.

Be careful what you wish for…

Note: This rant is devoid of political commentary. Rather, it is process rant. If you do not know the difference, please do not comment.

2 comments on: Rant

  1. Nils November 4, 2008 at 9:05 am

    No matter where you stand politically, and no matter what the exact system is, I think people going to cast ballots is a good thing.

    It’s sad that a lot of people do usually ignore elections. I rarely miss any, and then it is only local ones where I really do not have any idea about the candidates / issues (for example shortly after I move, etc).

  2. Alex Moore November 4, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    right on, brother. i honestly think that uninformed people should not vote. if they’re voting because it’s chic or cool — and they don’t know the issues or the platforms — they should stay home. My opinion? Either get informed or go to a movie. 🙂
    (Just walked in the door from casting my vote!)

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