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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Blogblast For Peace, Elections

Can't help it, I just love this one...


I can't forget US election day, though.  I won't try to suggest who to vote for anywhere.   But things have been improving since the Great Recession of the middle 2000s, we are out of 2 unilateral wars, and back into building alliances (as difficult and slow as that can be). 

Mostly, though, I just want to say:  VOTE!

Since my first vote in 1972, I have only missed voting in one Presidential or Mid-Term or Primary election.  I skipped the presidential election in 1980 because I couldn't stand either Jimmy Carter OR Ronald Reagan and supported John Anderson.  And with the long lines and the hopelessness of his chances, I just stayed home.  I regret that.

Voting is precious.  If you don't vote, don't complain about the results...



Megan said...

I've been in the US on a Presidential election day. My husband and I couldn't believe it - it was difficult to find a polling booth and it was happening on a Tuesday when many people would find it difficult to queue up because they'd be at work. In Australia, elections are always held on a Saturday and there are polling booths in practically every local school and community hall. At the one closest to me, the polling staff typically outnumber the voters at any given time during the day so you just walk straight in, vote and walk out again - takes less than 5 minutes.

Sydney, Australia

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Many places have voting for weeks, but one political party has worked very hard to reduce voting as a perceived advantage. I resent that. I would like that all citizens voted.