I had a lengthy entry written about voting that I was going to post tonight (Monday). It was an allegorical tale of an out-of-control government, and how you can help.
But screw that. The time for stories and allegory are over.
Vote. Go on, do it. Vote.
I’m posting this a little early because in fact I don’t want you to just vote. I want you to vote in an informed manner. Take some time tonight and make sure you understand the issues, or enough to be able to make a sound decision.
I’ve seen the garbage ads on TV and listened to the garbage ads on radio and literally threw out (well, recycled) the garbage ads in the mail. Ignore that partisan stuff. Go online, like at The League of Women Voters, or their sister site, Smart Voter, and get the lowdown on the issues without the partisan filtering and obscuration.
Once you’re educated, then vote.
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion. Enlighten the people generally and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
— Thomas Jefferson