Tuesday, November 7, 2006

I shouldn't admit this but.....

I shouldn't admit this but I didn't vote today. Matter of fact I have never voted. I have no plans to ever vote. I find politics totally and completely boring. I couldn't tell you the difference between a republican and a democrat. I have no idea how many senators or congressmen we have. When they met or how long they stay in office..Yes I know, gasp. This is unheard of....Sorry. It just doesn't interest me.

I look at it this way. They are all crooked. The government is going to do what they want anyway. And my one vote isn't going to make a damn bit of difference..
The only thing I would have wanted to vote on anyway would be the marriage law in Virginia. I think that gay and lesbians should be allowed to marry if they want. I don't feel like our government has the right to dictate to us who we can and can not be with..I will be curious to see how that turns out.



Blogger Catch said...

You are right about one thing...they are all crooks. If they are not crooked when they go in, it doesnt take them long to turn into such greedy, full of theirselves stuffed shirts!

November 8, 2006 at 4:08 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Don't feel bad. I don't blame you. I have been sick for the past 3 days because I am involved in politics.

They ARE all crooked and I wonder if my vote will count but I bitch about it a lot so I had to vote to justify my bitching.

The most important thing for you is to be happy and leave the nasty stuff up to us.


November 8, 2006 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Sojourner said...

Autumn - It is fairly common for many of the people who are voting not to understand or know the information that you mentioned. Our society kinda runs on ignorance in this type of knowledge. And politicians feed on that type of ignorance. Sad. (BTW - while it is taught in schools, it is not taught in depth. My education regarding the government and how it works was over the course of about 2 days in HS. I wanted to know more about it, so I took a full semester course in college.)

I would have to disagree, respectfully of course, that your one vote doesn't matter. I don't think that voting is all about making it "matter." It is also about using your voice, so to speak. While my vote may not directly discuss the issues that I find important, I cast my vote in a way that I think will protect the livelihood of my severally disablabled siblings, make the needed changes in government, and any other issues present at the time. Voting is also a way to see what direction the country is heading.

But at the same time, it is your right to deside if you would like to vote or not. I was listening to NPR yesterday and they were talking about how, every year, there are ballots in every district that are cast without any marks on the ballots. That is a particularily strong statement in itself.

Sorry that this is so long. I do have a tendency to be long winded sometimes. :)

November 8, 2006 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Tashaaaaaaaah said...

I am a passifist and the entire government goes against my personal beliefs as well as against the constitution from what I know of our constitution.

I did not vote in this election and it is the first election since I could vote that I didn't. I didn't for one reason: no one proved to me that they were fit for the jobs they were seeking. No incumbant or new person. I am glad to see how some elections turned out particularly in my state and a few others. I am glad to see that the Republicans have lost control and that perhaps balance can be restored.

Overall though, I am not proud of this country or to even say that I am a Citizen in a State of this Union, though I am proud of the State I live in.

Oh man I could go on about this and give you info that would make you nuts and mad and excited and all sorts, but this is your blog.....maybe I'll just email you.

I didn't vote either, but my opinion is that I elected NOT to elect.

November 8, 2006 at 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Nio said...

Autum: I have a little story for you. A true story.

Once upon a time, there was a king in France. His name was Louis and his wife was Marie Antionette. Louis wasn't a bad king. But times were a-changing in Europe and the trend was to move away from monarchies to democracy.

King Louie (how his name is said) tried really hard to appease his people. He passed many of the reforms they wanted, allowed for some elected government officials. But he wasn't moving fast enough for his subjects.

You see, people were starving. Bread cost more than rent. People were starving all over the countryside. To make things worse, priests started to side with the peasants and a revolution started.

So the elected officials took their meetings to the tennis courts becuase the women and children had protested and taken over the palace. They wanted the Queen's head because she said something really stupid: Let them eat cake. And her head was had.

Louie, now, well he was still trying to make good and right. But his elected officials, many who were priests, put to vote whether or not Louis should be put to death for allowing relvoution and the starvations of thousands. The votes were counted. And you know what? He lost his head by one vote.





I'd say one vote mattered to him. Just as your one vote would matter to someone else.

November 8, 2006 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

off the subject...Do you have trouble sign into blog patrol? I can't sign in.
I've asked them to send me a pass word and I've even contact them no luck.

November 8, 2006 at 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

I Voted

November 10, 2006 at 1:44 AM  
Blogger Granny said...

So did I (in California) and just enough people voted in Virginia to change the balance of the Senate.

November 11, 2006 at 11:41 AM  

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