We the people. WE.THE.PEOPLE.
Many of my friends say this is an historic election. A woman nominated as a candidate. The FIRST woman.
Many of my friends say they’re not voting because the choices are “horrible” “outrageous” “terrible”. I agree; the choices are not really choices. They’re throwing a dart and hoping you hit the balloon that wins you a goldfish instead of a beta fish. You don’t really want either, but you’re going to throw the dart regardless.
So, here’s what I’m asking you to do. PLEASE vote. Vote by mail, vote absentee, vote in a booth, BUT VOTE!
If you can’t/won’t/refuse to choose a presidential candidate, I understand.
BUT PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE vote for your local and state candidates. Vote for your initiatives, bond measures, representatives, mayor, council-member, senator, attorney general (you get the idea). Don’t (if you must) vote for the lesser of two evils. Don’t vote for Voldemort or Picard or Tim the Toolman Taylor. My personal favorite is “Meteor, 2016”.
Vote for your senator, representative, and all the other state and local offices you can. Educate yourself, vote your conscience. But VOTE.
Don’t just stay home.
Vote because you still can. Vote because people died so that you have the ability (and right). Vote because we still live in the best republic in the world. IN.THE.WORLD.