October 29th, 2004 – 7:31 pm
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It’s simple really. If you’re a U.S. citizen, you can go down to your local polling place on November 2nd and vote, or you can sit it out and come up with excuses about how you’re too busy or your vote doesn’t matter. You can tell yourself that you’re making some sort of protest by not participating in the farce of choosing between the far-right guy and the center-right guy, neither of whom you agree with on the issues. You can pretend that who runs this country for the next four years isn’t going to have an effect on you. Or your family. Or your friends. You can make it easy for the powers-that-be to ignore you and your issues the next time around, since you’re not going to be voting anyway.

Wouldn’t it be easier to just vote? To put in that small amount of effort on the off chance that it might make an actual difference? If you really can’t stomach voting for either Kerry or Bush, then cast your vote for David Cobb of the Green Party or Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party. And while you’re there, vote for your senator, your congressman, your mayor, your local school board, and whatever other offices might show up on your local ballot this year.

Just vote. Unless you’re one of the wealthy elite, it’s the only voice you’ve got.

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