Tomorrow is the day! I implore you to rise early and cast your ballot with a brave heart and best intentions. Suffrage is our right and also our duty as citizens in the grand American Experiment!
However, as you step out of your booth remember that voting too is only a step. To demand accountability and transparency from our officials. To stay informed and active in our communities. To fearlessly broach the grand issues of our time; with allies and opposition alike. Here! Here is the real meat of self-governance. Remember these solemn duties and carry them with you into the street after voting!
To vote is grand but it is only the first step in our shared endeavor. Meager steps must become mighty strides; our 223 year marathon of republican self-governance must continue!
We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.
[via LA Times]
Our plutocratic lords speak! Silly poor people possibly voting for their own interests and not “understanding” the system rigged against them.
ataxiwardance: Un. Be. Liev. Able.