Seems like we have a election every two years! Oops, yes we do. I have really been paying attention for about 40 years now and it is my opinion that every two years we Americans have the chance to fix what is broken if we wanted to. But alas, turnout to vote is way down and getting people motivated to take that precious vote is harder than ever. We will see what happens November 4 and maybe I will be pleasantly surprised.
Here we have a country, a country like none in the history of our planet, that was formed to give the individual freedom and how do many thank the sacrifice of our Forefathers? They stay home and make excuses why they didn't vote! My goodness, how can this be? Is it that our education system has dumbed down our people to place little importance on the vote? Could it be that people are just not voting because they think it doesn't matter who gets elected? Or maybe they stay home because they would rather be eating bon-bons and watching Jerry Springer? Maybe they think their vote is meaningless in the scope of the total system? Maybe those things and more.
I say that people get what they deserve. If your ass is too lazy to vote you get to pay the consequences in the form of more and more servitude. Hell, the system lets you vote early and from your couch! Just take the ten minutes to read the pamphlet, look and see who makes the arguments for and against the Propositions, read the mailers, read the recommendations of the party's and people you trust, take the pen and fill in the bubble! Wow! Golly! You voted. Now go back to Jerry. All you missed was a few minutes of "My cousin and I had a baby"!
As a person who won election by 49 votes once, I can tell you scofflaws that don't vote that your vote really does count. I survived a recount and I have to say, I watched every vote in the recount! You voted then and your vote put me ahead and I won. Thanks! No matter what you think about those that run for office you must give them credit for at least putting themselves out there for you to critique. It is no easy thing, whether you are an R or a D or any other party, to place your opinions in front of people who will like you or not.
Many offices go unfilled at the local level and in some cases there are no opposition candidates in state and Federal offices. I blame the over response to Watergate actually. The people wanted more rules and exposure of more personal information from a candidate. The politicians at the time passed more convoluted and difficult forms and campaign transparency rules. Many people said "screw that". Even here in our little county we lost people who did not want to expose their business clients to the new scrutiny of government regulators. They chose not to run. Over time we have seen "less than smart" people running for office and the usurpation of our political power by the bureaucracy.
I opposed term limits back in the early 90's here in California as I said it let the people off the hook for making changes. I have been proven correct as we see the paralysis of our state government and the rise of the unelected, appointed people manning the Commissions and Committees. The politicians have no power to make changes as they have given it over to the alphabet soup agencies. The state is really a mirage. The people we elect at the state level really are toothless. That is why they do so many stupid things that mean nothing for the health of the economy or our personal freedom. So some in the body of the people take things into their own hands and circulate petitions to place issues on the ballot.
Over time this process has added many things to our rules and regulations as well as the State Constitution. Now we see why. Those elected people are just plain STUPID! In my view, the STUPID people are those on the left. They are those that want more rules and laws to control us. The Republicans want less but unfortunately the "left" rules our state and probably will for a long time. Too many goodies given away and too many sheeple taking those goodies.
So even though I sometimes get bummed out by what is going on, I still take my butt down to the polling place (where is it? It moves all the time) and I fill in those bubbles. I always thank those poll workers too since they are the front line to ensure the veracity of the vote. So you lazy ass people that make excuses why you "forgot" to vote. Get out and take that few minutes and do the right thing, VOTE! Or just shut up about the governance of your life. I don't want to hear it.
HERE is a link to see how the democrats steal elections abd this just happened in Illinois. This is on top of the democrats whining about Voter ID's.