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I just saw an ad on youtube about voting. In it, they were essentially saying that if you don’t vote, you don’t care about the economy, education, terrorism, civil rights, etc. Using guilt to make people vote is weird. You see, I care about all of those things, but I don’t get to vote on them. We do not live in a democracy, we live in a republic. At the national level, we never get to vote on issues, we can only vote on who our proxy is.

This is the challenge to those people that say that it’s vital to vote, it’s out most important right… People aren’t that stupid. We all know what we can vote for, it’s one or the other. For a lot of people, neither choice is worth picking, so why is it worth voting? There’s a reason that only half the people who can vote typically do…

The more I think about it, the trip and wait in line may not be worth it to me to vote for president. As I’ve said before, I don’t see a lot of what I consider important in either candidate. On the other hand, this whole bailout mess has me feeling vengeful. If any of my representatives vote for it (Both Obama and McCain voted for it BTW), I will vote against them. On the other hand, if they have the balls to stand up and vote no, I will vote for them. The more local the representative, the more important any individual vote is. Pay attention to the voting on this bill and make sure we tell them what we think of their vote!

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