Speak Up While You Can

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Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 6, 2012) is election day in the United States. We will elect a president and a whole host of other federal and state governmental officials. In our democratic republic, the people who win the elections are sent to do the work of governing, representing those of us who cannot go.

If you are thinking of not voting because it's inconvenient or confusing or because you think your vote doesn't matter, please read Seth Godin's blog post about voting. Here's a short excerpt.

“The goal of political marketers isn't to get you to vote. Their goal is to get more votes than the other guy. So they obsess about pleasing those that vote. Everyone else is invisible. Steakhouses do nothing to please vegetarians who don't visit them, and politicians and their handlers don't care at all about non-voters. The magic of voting is that by opting in to the system, you magically begin to count. A lot.
Refusing to vote because you object to negative campaign ads or because you think one person's vote doesn't matter or because you're not crazy about any political party does not make a statement about the failures of the system. It makes no statement at all.
The rest of Seth's post is short, but important. It won't take you long to read it. So please do.

Then go exercise your right to make your voice heard. I say this not only to those who would vote the way I did, but to all citizens of this republic.


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