Well, on to my next and final point. If you are over 18, eligible to vote, but aren’t registered, you’re wrong. If you are eligible to vote, but have chosen to sit it out because your vote supposedly doesn’t count, you’re wrong. In fact, if you’re eligible to vote, not registered and not actively trying to fix that problem, then you’re wrong. Period, end of subject.
Eleven years ago, I raised my right hand and swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. What’s more, because of that oath, I served a tour in a country where people were willing to risk the lives of their entire families in order to get out and do something too many Americans take for granted. I don’t know about you, but I’d say that’s rather profound.
If it’s worth it for these people to risk even the lives of their children, in order to vote, I have to wonder what’s wrong with us as a nation. Why do so many eligible voters consistently choose to sit it out, when people half a planet a way are willing to risk blades, bullets and bombs in order to participate? It’s sheer madness.
I mean, you people just don’t know your own strength, do you? Yet, you sit back and claim your vote doesn’t count for anything? That’s like crying about how thirsty you are, while standing knee-deep in a river. It just doesn’t make sense.
For example, imagine what kind of change can be brought about, if the majority of voters adopted a “no incumbents” attitude. For one, the most corrupt elements of our government would quickly find themselves unemployed. Scores of career politicians would have to find actual jobs. Oh, the horror.
Imagine if the majority of voters followed that up by replacing those career politicians with nothing but third party candidates. Every Democrat and Republican could be replaced by a Libertarian, an Independent, a Constitutionalist, etc. The possibilities are endless.
With just one such action, our entire government could be completely reset. If we play our cards right, we could have a government that actually works for us, rather than the special interests or themselves.
In and of itself, that one very minor effort would have a profound effect on our political system. It’s really quite simple, stop voting for the lesser of two evils and start voting with your conscience. Vote for the person you can morally support, not for the morally bankrupt monster you think will do less damage than the other guy.