Tomorrow is the day we elect a new president, new members of congress, and vote on various amendments. Are you going to bang that same old drum and not vote? You know, it isn't protesting when you simply don't vote. I am so tired of hearing people say they aren't going to vote because it doesn't matter. You know, it's not rebellion if you choose to stay home from the polls. It is stupidity, and it is surrender.
The people in positions of power (on both sides of the coin) are counting on you to feel powerless. If you feel powerless, they keep their power. Their power is the power to change your life, and by staying home from the polls you give them permission to do just that. We live in "the land of the free", but some of you willingly give up your freedoms by not voicing your opinions.
There is an old saying that you shouldn't talk politics. Bullshit. You SHOULD talk politics and you should talk it loudly and often. That doesn't mean you don't give the other side equal time. It doesn't mean you have to be rude and hateful. It DOES mean you voice your opinion loud and clear, no matter what people think about it. Polite people don't talk politics? Ummm, no. Ignorant people don't. People who want to be doormats don't. The powers that be are hoping you actually believe that you shouldn't talk politics. Why? Because then they can run your lives in whatever way they wish.
Don't like lobbyists? Don't like oil companies getting huge payoffs and tax breaks? Well, what are you doing about it? Whispering in the dark to yourself and staying home from the polls? That won't help. Voting isn't the only thing you need to do. You need to get involved with others who are like minded and work for change. Protest. Go to Washington and fill the lawn with you and others like you. Especially young people. I am old and tired. My voice is not nearly as strong as those that are young. MAKE A DIFFERENCE instead of just bitching!
You have a right to complain even if you don't vote. The only trouble is, you look very foolish doing so. It ain't rape if you bend over and hold your cheeks apart.
You know, my generation made a huge difference in the 60's. We protested. We yelled. We got angry. Women saw huge gains in equal rights (something that many now want to take away). A war was exposed for what it was. Minorities started to see change. Then, for some reason we baby boomers went from being a force for change to becoming the worst bunch of materialistic asshats that society has even seen. Young people, the future of politics and of this country is in your hands. Don't follow our lead and give up. Take your ideals and make them reality. It isn't easy, but wouldn't it be worth it?
Women, minorities, gays, lesbians, artists...where will you be tomorrow? Sitting in a corner bitching about things or at the voting booth? There are some very real social issues at stake for you. If you care about your freedom, how can you stay home? Click here to find your voting location.
Hey, I am a flaming liberal, but I don't care if you are tea party. The point is, you need to follow up your belief with action. Get loud. Get angry. Get out there and vote! If you don't, you have once again bent over.