For those of us who are US Citizens (and live in the US), today is Voting day. In case you were considering being lazy and not bothering, I'd like to remind you of the number one reason why it's absolutely vital to get out and vote…
If you don't vote, you can't complain about the President.
Since I don't think ANY of you will be able to resist complaining about El Presidente for the next four years, I think you can see why voting is so important.
I would be voting if RockTheVote/NY hadn't screwed everything over.
This week we've been working hard to understand what's going on in New York State and why some of your friends and neighbors weren't appearing on the voter registration rolls. Due to lots of new registrants many counties and New York City boroughs did not finish data entering voter forms until late last week.
Today's New York Times article was dead wrong.
You may have seen the article today accusing Rock the Vote of giving you the wrong address to mail your voter registration form. This is not true–Don't let this sloppy journalism scare you.
04 Nov, 2008, quixadhal wrote in the 13th comment:
True, since voting IS one of the few things every US citizen can do, regardless of their education or financial status… it would be a good idea to take that last thing away. I mean, we all know we're really living in a Plutocracy anyways, so why not just make it official? Only people in the top 10% of the income brackets should be able to vote.
After all, it worked well in France. I'm sure many a Royal agreed that the peasants were revolting.
Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress have made it crystal clear: they have no interest in allowing the free market to operate freely.
I will never take this argument seriously again after seeing what the Republican administration has suggested and done during the economic crisis. John McCain's proposal of buying back the mortgages is a particular classic. So, yeah, sorry. :lol: The rest of the article doesn't fly too high either, what with the extraordinarily thinly veiled accusations of communism etc. (Geez, seriously people, isn't that getting a little old?)
Ah well. I think I just broke my rule, so I'll stop there.
04 Nov, 2008, quixadhal wrote in the 20th comment:
Actually, that is one of the few rights that is granted to citizens only. If it wasn't spelled out as a right, we wouldn't bother with mass elections every 4 years, since it's the electoral college votes that actually elect the President.