Civic Duty

Posted by barb on Nov 2, 2004 in Random Thoughts |

Well I did it. For the first time in 15 years, and the first time for a presidential election, I finally voted. Yup, I’m one of those apathetic voters who generally believes that my vote doesn’t really count, and even more I have strong feelings that an uneducated vote is worse than no vote at all. I hate politics. I hate following the BS that goes on in the Capitol. It didn’t used to seem to matter too much who was running the country. Maybe I’m growing up, or maybe this country has been going to hell more noticeably in the last four years, but I finally cast a ballot for the first time since I was 18. That year I could hardly wait to vote. I was still a senior in high school, and most of my friends weren’t yet old enough to vote. I dutifully took the “sample ballot” from my parents and filled in my ballot along party lines. At least this time I shunned the “sample ballot”, choosing instead to research the items on the ballot for myself and choosing what I felt was right. Maybe I’ll do this again next year…during a non-presidential election…of course, if the wrong candidate wins this year, I may well be living in Canada next year….

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