Go vote.

I don’t care who you vote for, but go vote. Actually, that’s not true. I do care who you vote for. I would prefer that you vote for Obama, in support of marriage equality, against tax breaks for casinos, etc., but it’s more important to me that you show those assholes in Ohio, Florida, and everywhere else that is trying to deny you your right to chose your leaders and your laws (I might not feel this way tomorrow, so take advantage of this spirit today). (Look at the pictures of the lines. This is not protecting the sanctity of the vote.)

Voltaire said (or the quote it attributed to him) that may not agree with what you have to say, but he will defend to his death your right to say it. Well, I might not agree with the candidate of your choice, but I’ll defend to my death your right to vote.

If marriage equality passes in Maryland, I’m going to treat myself to a sandwich at Chick-fil-a.

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5 Responses to Go vote.

  1. Actually, the last week has convinced me that the system needs some serious work. Once I stop nailbiting about this election I’ve decided to figure out how I can advocate for the overturn of Citizens United and removing the ability of parties to gerry-mander. If I believed that the system was fair, and lots of people just disagreed with me on women’s rights, marriage equality, etc., that would be one thing. But I’m not convinced the system is representing what people actually want. Maybe that’s just wishful thinking from someone who seems to be pretty far left compared to the rest of the country. 🙂

    • emmawolf says:

      It’s absolutely not fair. Marriage equality doesn’t belong on the ballot, for one. I’m with you for the overturn/reversal of Citizens United, but until then this is the system we are working in. Rigged as it is, I still would rather see people participate than not.

  2. Janyaa says:

    It’s absolutely appalling how far some state elected officials will go to suppress the vote. I hope the citizens, Republican and Democrat, will remember the long, long lines they had to stand in next time these,people (ie: Rick Perry, Jon Husted) are up for re-election.

    • emmawolf says:

      I hope so too. But there just seems to be a lot of cognitive dissonance or whatever. A lot of “well, it’s sucks that we’re waiting in line, but he’s really good when it comes to the economy” (with the last point being debatable). It seems that people are willing to put up with a lot as long as they see the right letter next to someone’s name. (Or some people like the long lines….in *those* districts.)

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