It’s Election Day! Go vote! What more needs to be said? Exactly!
Posted: 11|2|10 at 6:29 am by Abdul Hakim-Shabazz
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I hope everybody eligible votes. Going to the polls may bring us closer to testing the validity of our gradiose notions, rubbing elbows with the other voters. While it’s certainly possible to have “ignorant” voting, it’s not as ignorant as believing things are going to go your way by staying at home.
Thanks for the coverage, Abdul.
I have never understood why people encourage EVERYONE to vote, even those who have no idea about the candidates they are casting ballots for. How does that make us better as a society? The uninformed voters could be cating votes that offset those people who are informed about the candidates.
Or they could be voting themselves a place at the trough stealing via “laws” the income and property of others, or, out West,for meals and gift cards. With the recession being on I don’t worry so much about “walking around money” but I will try to see if the rainy day funds of a couple of Township Trustees don’t take a sudden dip.
Every citizen is eligible. I’d contend a participative electorate is better than a non-participative one. No disagreement that I’d rather it be an electorate that is well-versed in the issues. Who wouldn’t want that? However, doesn’t it generally start with knowing little about the issues and hopefully getting more informed from there? Starting out with young voters, that’s certainly a step-up from a norm of non-participation.
If we’re saying that lesser informed voters are sometimes herded like cattle and vote accordingly, I can’t disagree and we can all think of notable examples. However, I’d guess the ill-informed voter that is herded on a bus with other ill-informed voters is more apt to at least somewhat listen to issues for the next election, versus someone who never voted.
One person’s uninformed voter is another person’s genius.
I voted. Does that count?
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