November 13, 2000
"I woulda voted but..."
Let me just start by saying "I don't want to hear it!" There are only a few reasons on why you didn't vote that would suffice in my mind:
- You don't live in the USA.
- You weren't in your state or voting area.
- You were dead.
Other than that, you have NO excuse. One of the most common reasons I've heard is, "My vote doesn't matter." Well, in Florida right now, the race to see who will be running our country for the next 4 years (at least) looks like it will be decided by less than 500 votes. This is from a state with over 5,000,000 registered voters.
I've also heard, "I don't care about politics." The ironic thing about this statement is that the ones that make comments like this are usually the first ones to complain about the President. Just a few weeks ago, a lady at work was complaining about President Clinton. I asked her who she voted for in 1996. When she told me, "I don't vote," I looked at her in a straight face and said, "Then I don't want to hear your bitching."
Another argument for the "I don't care about politics" reason would be me. I couldn't give a rat's ass about Democrats or Republicans. Heck, I'm registered 'unaffiliated' for the fact that I don't consider myself Dem or Rep. Even though I couldn't care about politics, I consider voting one of the few rights that I have that not too many people in the world have, so I feel it's my 'job' as an American citizen.
PFFT! to the people that didn't vote last Tuesday and don't have a good reason on why. Maybe you'll think twice in 2004.
Published: November 13, 2000