I don't have time to vote: There are people in countries around the world who wait in line under threat of physical violence for 12 hours in order to vote. But please, tell me more about your time constraints.
I have talked to people from all over the world because of Google+, and so many tell me they are not allowed to speak their minds publicly or are not permitted to have an education in the country they live in. WE in the United States of America DO have these rights and privileges. So I'm going to say this once – VOTE OR SHUT UP.
This will be the only political post I put today on Google+. I've already voted. 😉
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#the5: 8 reasons your excuse about not voting sucks: http://yourexcusesucks.com/
Fun and true.
Your Excuse Sucks
Get those excuse makers out to vote—even if it means shaming them into it.
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Well said, +Lynette Young! I got out and voted first thing this morning.
My excuse doesn't suck. I'm an alien, it would be voter fraud.
my excuse… i registered 3 months ago and never got a voters registration card.. me thinks someone messed up at the office.
I know plenty of people who don't vote by choice. That's a right too. Shaming anyone into doing something they don't want to do is ridiculous. (And yes, those people who don't vote have just as much right to complain about the result as anyone else. The First Amendment does not have a voting requirement.)
+James Wester if they don't vote, then they don't get to complain about the choices other people make. PERIOD. Too many people brag about NOT voting then bitch about every choice local through national government make. If you don't vote, don't complain. That's my take. 😉
Not voting is essentially a vote for "none of the above".
It's as valid a choice as voting,
People who are waiting for something or someone decent to vote for are in for a long wait.
Not voting is EITHER a vote for none of the above or ignorance of the voting process.
+Dom Woolf http://img3.joyreactor.com/pics/post/auto-simpsons-kang-kodos-345953.jpeg
My complaint is that the voting process is unfair and ineffective. I spend more time researching the process, the candidates and the issues than 99% of the people I know. When the healthcare act was being passed I read the whole 2000+ pages. To be perfectly honest, the more I learn about politics, more questions than answers are created. The more I educate and inform myself, the more undecided, frustrated, and apathetic I become. I feel like the system is designed to frustrate and encourage people to vote out of raw emotion and ignorant herd mentality.
yeah Voting is important, but forcing or ridiculing people into exercising their rights defeats the whole purpose now doesn't it?
+Lynette Young — I understand but don't agree. If someone can find a voting qualification in the First Amendment I might change my mind.
There are plenty of valid reasons for even informed voters not to vote. My issue is with shaming someone to violate their consciences to exercise a right they don't want to exercise.
MY issue is when I vote and someone that brags about NOT voting tries to tell me I'm wrong. No, I voted. That's never wrong.
Sure it is. I can name at least one race being run today where both candidates are terrible. The fact that either side will garner a single vote is a sign of nothing more than "Hooray for my team." That's tribalism not democracy. I wouldn't be able to vote for either even while holding my nose. How is voting in that race a good thing?
My only hope is that the third party candidate I vote for who hasn't a snowballs chance in hell maybe gets enough votes to have more people paying attention to them by 2016.
+Chad Dore I'd kind of love a 3rd party candidate to win. Much easier on a local / regional level than national though.
I was with Jill Stein this season, I hope she sticks around.