Vote for President, and for fun!

November 4, 2008

In 2000, I proudly wore my “I Voted” sticker out of the polls. Being 18 all kinds of things were new. I could buy porn, I could smoke, I could join the army, I was a real man!  Both my Mom and I were excited to take full advantage of the novelty of my adulthood as a voter.  Sorry, I voted for Bush.  In 2004 Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at the Republican Convention, that was enough to keep me happy with how things were. I didn’t vote for round 2, but if I did it would have been again for W.  At the time I was all into the Lord and in therefore in favor of any issues that Jesus would have liked.

I really had no business voting. At the time I worked part time, lived at home, the outcome wasn’t going to influence me very much either way. Is the “vote-cause-I-can” mentality OK?  Absolutely!  I had every right to make the worst decision ever and aid in wrecking peoples lives.  However, I do feel bad about it now.  I thought I was doing the right thing.  A responsible vote is very difficult thing to do. To make an intelligent unbiased vote you must; learn every issue, after making a decision- shield yourself from all campaigning, ignore the polls, don’t put a sign in your yard, don’t notice signs in other people’s yards. It’s not a very realistic expectation, so just do the best you can. The best anyone can do is be optimistic with your country and have fun voting.

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3 Responses to “Vote for President, and for fun!”

  1. I don’t see why you feel that you had no business voting in 2000. You said you were working part-time. Your vote led to aggressive tax breaks for the working class under George W. Bush (it’s true, for all of his faults). At the time, that made the most sense in your particular situation.

    We can’t be caught up on every aspect and be 100% informed. We are the busy, working cogs in the machine that is America. So we catch up on news when we can, and we try to make an intelligent decision. No bias? Shielding from every ad? Noble, but impossible.

  2. Damn right you’re sorry you voted for Bush. Remember when I set you straight?

    P.S. Why is this post tagged with “Jesus”?

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