Tuesday, November 4, 2008

God Bless America aka VOTE

I almost didn’t vote. I just couldn’t decide. I felt so overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time due to the complete lack of logic the nation displayed in choosing their candidates—and then the candidates choosing their running mates. What a mess.

With the rise of news media and the internet blaring “election updates” 24/7, I just couldn’t get away from all the hype—or the fact that I couldn’t wholeheartedly endorse either candidate. Every comparison I saw for months held the candidates at virtually the same level on most political issues, the only clear division standing on civil matters.

I was accused of being jaded (thanks Mom), but I can’t help but feel that it won’t matter who becomes elected because the heart of their policies are so similar that by the time any act is dragged through Congress and “porked” to death, we will end up with virtually the same watered-down mediocre policy without any major change. People get all riled up about the “liberal news media” and name-calling and whose funds go where, but all candidates engage in the same dirty, nasty, underhanded behavior regardless of which party line is drawn.

So I researched and researched and made my tick marks on a piece of paper, going back and forth and back and forth until I could form my own logic where the logic of the nation had failed me. After all, you can’t depend on rednecks clinging to their guns and religion, the “liberal news media,” your husband or your mom to formulate your opinion. I did vote. I voted early, and I was proud of my decision and my fulfillment of civic duty. If you haven’t already, please vote—be proud of your decision, too.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I feel like I made a very good decision. However, I did get a laugh at that text circulating at the office today.