Here is Part Two of our revised series on voters and the voting process. It’s getting closer folks. 20 more days!
Last Wednesday, we began with Part I of our three-part reprisal from earlier posts in February & March. One of the biggest hurdles to free and fair elections in this country are those who don’t vote for one reason or another. It is always important, for our vote is our voice, but this year so much is riding on the election in November that we felt it was important … nay, critical … to re-post this series about why people don’t vote.
Only 67% of all eligible voters are even registered to vote. That is only two out of every three adults. In yesterday’s post, we looked at the reasons people gave for not voting, some of which were ludicrous, such as “forgot”, “weather”, and “too busy”. But there are some legitimate reasons that people do not vote. To understand these, I think it is important to look at some…
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There are those who won’t vote because they can’t be bothered and there are those who won’t vote because they think it doesn’t matter. Bearing in mind one of the parties in the USA is in the thrall of Evangelic Fundamentalists to name but a few groups who would impose their views on you I make no apologies for repeating this in a post/reply to a post:
Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
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