I posted this earlier on I-522 but I think I should reiterate it. I am a Libertarian at heart, and part of that is that I believe we have the right to
put in whatever we want to in our body, so if we already have certain drugs/explosives (Salt Peter for instance) in our food what's the difference
between legalization of every drug and GMO.
Now forgive me if I sound narrow minded and in this post but I do believe that women played a HUGE role in this not getting passed. Young women I have
been around and known and talked to either care too much about their own lives to even bother to vote, or just take on the political beliefs of their
BF's. Or if they are married, especially older couples, the woman will VOTE EXACTLY as the man, and since they are older they're more conservative
in general and will vote NO so we're already at a disadvantage. Later on when I show you my post to prove my point I'll mention how the thought of
voting on behalf of my sister (who's 10 years older than me yet doesn't even know that we're voting) has crossed my mine.
Second after women it's the fact that everything is a mail-in ballot. We used to go to our elementary schools, and me and my young friends, who were
all male that showed up BTW, got to discuss the issues at hand and have a forum to speak with other people before we hit the voting booths which
don't exist anymore. So now if you're a registered voter, which mostly only young intellectual kids take care of (mostly male again). We must use
this confusing system and make sure we get it sent in to by the date, and hope that it doesn't go to our parents house by chance and not our new apt,
Third is the older generation as well. Even though I am conservative most older people will follow their hardcore beliefs and make their wives vote
the same way... WITHOUT EVEN DOING ANY RESEARCH OR KNOWING WHAT GMO FOOD REALLY IS. I had to describe to my grandma how they make GMO food taking
certain genes from flies to implement in corn etc... but she still AUTOMATICALLY hated it.
Anyways here's my original post, and I was kind of heated when I typed it up. So go ahead and read that and go ahead and flame me if you think I
deserve it. Especially ALL YOU FEMALE WA VOTERS, if you think I'm being horrible and sexist and not factual, please don't cuss me out but prove it
with some numbers of how many YOUNG FEMALE VOTERS voted in this initiative/election whether for or against. I'll bow down gracefully if somebody can
give me a good argument. Anyways here's the original heated post:
I'm pissed. I blame the crappy mail-voting as our only option. NOBODY my age signed up to receive a ballot in the mail, or put in the effort to fill
it out and send it in. We used to be able to go to my elementary school and meet up with your friends and talk about the issues, now you have this
stupid confusing mail-in ballot.
Add to that the ONLY people that put in the effort to send them in were people like my grandparents who live in the same neighborhood as me and are
conservative where GRANDMA ALWAYS VOTES THE SAME AS GRANDPA, and it makes sense. ON OUR WAY BACK FROM THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY GRANT EVENT where we
watched millions go to young researchers and FOOD was talked about A LOT in studies, my grandma (God Bless Her) was sooo brain washed, on the car ride
back she automatically talked about how evil 522 was when she just saw presentations about how food was genetically modified, and how it causes CANCER
(like what my Granpa has) down the road. Even when I explained to her that if you look at soup labels you see Na&K Nitrates/ites which are used in
EXPLOSIVES as preservatives, and how bad those are for you let alone GMO she just got stubborn and angry...
I knew I should have filled in my sisters mail-in ballot for her and sent it in, I don't care if it was a felony I would just check the box that
somebody else filled it out for her and "X" the area where the old invalids do that can't write, nobody would have known.
THE REASON THIS DIDN'T PASS IS BECAUSE OF BRAINWASHED OLD PEOPLE, WOMEN (BECAUSE MOST OF THE TIME THEY FOLLOW THEIR HUSBANDS INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT TO
VOTE FOR), AND MAIL-IN VOTING!!!!
Anyways feel free to call me sexist and flame me if you want, but before you do that please provide some evidence that shows me how many unmarried
women 18-40 actually voted in this ballot.