Why I almost didn't vote...

November 3, 2010

Ok, this about sums it up!!

I am the first to admit, that I haven't voted the last several years. I could not bring myself to cast a vote for people I didn't think I could trust to do the job. I always felt that my right to vote wasn't fought for so that I could cast a meaningless vote. I refuse to do the eeinie, meenie, minie, mo thing when it comes to voting.

The biggest issue I have about politicians is, probably, the same most have: I don't trust them. In the past, so many spent their campaigns making promises that never came true. The other issue I have is with the mud-slinging. Bashing your opponents does NOT show me how capable you are. In fact, nothing will cost you my vote faster than bashing others. I want to know what you're going to do if you get the job. I don't care to know what so and so did. We have to focus our attention on the present and the future, let the past alone.

Between not having the time to research the opponents and all the propositions, and taking care of 2 little girls I thought my chances of voting were slim. However, I looked over the ballots and felt compelled to vote on a few. I didn't vote for everything, but I did vote for things I felt really drawn to. Whether my votes won out in the end, I don't know. I'm just glad I did voted.

2 comments:

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on November 4, 2010 at 2:25 AM said...

I think it's the same in every country: you just can't trust the politicians. I do go to every election stubbornly because my idea is that I will at least vote for the lesser of the many evils (hehe) and try to prevent the really bad guys from winning because I didn't cast my vote and someone else did. I have to say, though, that this year was the first time that I didn't vote (I don't live in the US, btw, so I'm not referring to your elections). Every candidate simply sucked. So, I totally understand your frustration. It's hard to keep believing that my right to vote is also my duty because, frankly, it's one nasty duty these days. You know what's a great way to get the frustration out? Watch Robin Williams's Weapons of Self-Destruction on YouTube.:) Great political satire.

Jen on November 4, 2010 at 10:17 AM said...

I've not seen that one yet. I loved his LIVE FROM BROADWAY!!

Politics is just a nasty things these days. I voted so that the possibility of change can hopefully happen. Neither of the 2 people I voted for won. opefuly positive change wil happen.

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