Tuesday, November 07, 2006

That Voting Conundrum

As I left my polling station after voting today I passed an elderly woman, all alone, standing the required 100 feet from the voting booths. She was wearing a sandwich board in support of an issue that mattered to her. I was thinking about the dedication this woman had, to be out there all alone for who knows how long trying to encourage people to support her cause.

At the same time I had the radio on in my car. The DJ was interviewing people who had called in to say why they were choosing not to vote.

The contrast bothered me. One woman taking time out of her schedule in support of something that matters to her, versus many people who can take the time to explain why they're too busy to vote while they could use that time to actually vote.

I think that everyone has the right to choose whether or not to vote. I also think that anyone with an opinion about anything has a good reason to vote. Unless you're someone without opinions on any subject you should actively vote. Just my opinion.

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