A suggestion for a New Year’s Resolution

January 2nd, 2004 – 9:29 pm
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For those of you who follow the tradition of making a New Year’s Resolution, I have a suggestion.

Resolve to vote this year.

It’s easy to register to vote in most states, and, despite what some people like to tell you, your vote does matter. I’m not going to go into a long rant about that now, but one of the reasons that money has so much influence in politics is that too many people go to the polls and cast their ballot based on what they’ve learned from campaign ads (or, if they’ve been feeling especially ambitious, network newscasts). If informed people managed to actually get off their butts and vote, maybe things would actually change for the better.

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