Politics 101 states that those that show up rule. Government of the people, by the people and for the people only works when the people actively participate in elections by casting a ballot.
I believe that it is the civic duty of all eligible voters to cast a ballot. Our fellow country men and women of all races, genders and faith communities who have for over 200 years shed their blood and died to protect the sacred civil right of electing our own governmental leaders call out from their hallowed graves to each individual citizen’s conscience demanding that each of us do our part to strengthen our great nation by honoring their sacrifice and voting. Then, peacefully respecting the outcome of the official election results.
As far as I am concerned, if you don’t vote, you have forfeited your right to complain about political or governmental issues. That includes, but is not limited to, taxes, Supreme Court nominees, healthcare accessibility and cost, law and order, national security, terrorism, veteran care, religious persecution, foreign and domestic affairs, including elected official’s affairs, the economy, employment, education, environment, civil rights, and congressional gridlock.
Don’t be like the Giant, just filled with a lot of inflammatory hot air.
Be an enthusiastic doer, like Mickey!
On or before Tuesday, November 8….VOTE!
Voting information including polling locations and sample ballots are available online at http://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/