Deadline tomorrow: Make sure you are registered to vote

Posted: October 3, 2010 in Me and people, Politics

..coming up November 4th: Elections for governor and Congress…

There are several reasons –some more important than others. Please consider this few off the top of my head:

  1. If you voted for Obama and still are happy with his performance, or didn’t but now you like him, you want to make sure that a similar story is repeated and therefore help to bring to power the candidate(s) you think fit best your ideas and philosophy of government.
  2. If you didn’t vote for Obama and now you know you were right or did vote for him but now are disappointed, same deal, now is your time to make a difference in the election for congress.
  3. Someone very wisely put it: “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain”.
  4. Our legal system gives you the privilege of being part of the decision making process and may be, some day you will feel proud of yourself as your elected candidate passes some good legislation you agree with.
  5. In the simplest way and in a very general sense, legislation seem to go in the way of the majority; if most voters are football lovers, chances are the politicians will issue legislations will favor football activities; if most voters are avid readers, very likely the politicians will pass  legislations in favor of reading and academics; if most voters are environmentalist, well, the people in charge will work for the environment. You get the idea. When you vote, your policy philosophy is collected with others to create a trend in policy making. What group or idea do you want to dominate? Sports? Education, Biblical values, social justice, more taxes, more welfare, less government control, less government accountability, more gay and lesbian rights, less prayer in schools, more Islam in schools, less church permits and so on. Only those taking the time to vote get to participate in these decisions.
  6. Not only voting, but participating actively in a campaign will give you a sense of social belonging, goals achievement  and an opening of your mind to understanding issues, sources and variance in ideas.
  7. The God angle. Last but not least, if you are a Christian, you may get a chance to share The Gospel with someone as you wait in line (Matthew 28:18-20). Also, God wants you to obey the law of the land(Rom 13); it’s the right thing to do -and in this land, the political process invites us to participate in the decision of who is put in charge.

So, do the right thing. Don’t leave your kids abandoned or get fired or sin so that you can vote, BUT, if the choice is between voting (or registering tomorrow) and watching tv, having a relaxed day or not bothering yourself, the choices are clear…

Why should anyone bother voting today?.

  1. Lady Tam says:

    Thanks. 🙂 I don’t worry too much about vicious-sounding comments on the Internet any more. If they bother me, it’s usually because I’m in a bad mood anyways.

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