posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 11:55 AM
Originally posted by The Sword
When the U.S House is the last refuge of scoundrels, can you really blame Republican voters?
Then again, this is a party where voters have always supported candidates that were not in their best interest.
I would suggest not voting at all. You can't be blamed and you won't have anything to complain about.
I will always vote our forefathers fought, sacrificed, and died so that we could have a say in our country. It is not only my right but it is a honor
and at the very least it is my obligation to my country.
Many politicians do not want you to vote because that is a threat to their power. I have been raised to believe that if you do not vote you do not
have a right to complain.
Our country asks so little from us but it does ask us to have our voice heard. Being the great country that it is, it is still just a request.
I leave next week to spend the next few months in Costa Rica it is yet another democracy albeit flawed like ours there is one thing I like about their
elections more than ours. That one thing is, it is the law that everyone vote.
I wish we had something like that. On the other end of the spectrum I wish that we as a people, or should I say each person should earn the right to
vote by either serving their country in the military or serving their country through organizations such as the Peace Corps. I think if people had
given something of themselves, three or four years of their life in service to their country they would cherish the right to vote.
As it is now the only prerequisite for voting is being 18 years of age and not being a career criminal. When you think about what our forefathers gave
us through their sacrifice to be able to vote I find it shameful that there are those who would encourage others not to give that miniscule part of
themselves to this great country. There are people in countries around the world lining up to come to America and be a part of this Republic and
participate in our democracy.
J.F.K. once said ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.
I wish this nation would live by that. Politicians especially. We have fallen so very far but it is not so far that we cannot come back.
You can call me a Republican you can call me a Democrat you can call me a liberal but I am still a patriot.
edit on 15-2-2012 by Grimpachi because: (no reason given)