Seriously, Maybe You Shouldn’t Vote

October 10, 2008

I know we see huge advertising campaigns, some celebrity backed, urging everyone to vote.  Well, I think that’s silly.  I’d rather the politically ignorant not vote, actually. Why would we want to encourage the uninformed to vote just for the sake of it? Encourage them to be adequately informed instead.

Also, wouldn’t it be better if all of these celebrities and organizations had a campaign focusing on the integrity of the vote, rather than just the act itself?  You can vote all you want, but if they are not counted properly, if there is no tangible accountability, then the act of voting is all for show.

I’d much rather see all of this energy for getting out the vote redirected to insuring the integrity of the vote and and for voter education.

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