Tuesday, November 2, 2010
why I didn't vote today, sadly....
I didn't vote today.
I'm not proud of it. But not exactly ashamed. I can't say the election day surprised me. I got plenty of texts, emails, facebook prompts, reminding me to vote, but I guess I have been turning a deaf ear and now the day is upon and I am caught unaware and ignorant of the choices I have to make.
But I don't want to go in there and blindly throw my support behind a random candidate. I know the candidates are not random. They have been on the ballot for months and I chose to ignore them. Now, I regret my actions, because I cannot spend my day in a crash course in Charlotte, NC politics.
And here's my other thing. I don't want others to do that either. I'm not telling people to go vote today, because truth be told, if you don't know what you are talking about, who you are voting for, the reasons for which you are voting, please don't vote. That's just my opinion.
And yes, I am registered as a Democrat. Why? I don't know. I am very liberal in social issues, and more conservative in financial ones, which I believe lands me somewhere in libertarian land. I don't straight party vote. EVER. So I like to take the time to figure out exactly who I am voting for and why, and in this day and age that is just too hard. I don't even know where to go to find out TRUTH about a candidate. And I don't want to take someone's word for it.
So please, forgive me for not voting. But support me for not voting blindly. And to all you responsible people who know who and what you are voting for and why, (and I don't care which party it is) please go vote... responsibly. And thank you.
As for me, I think I will register to do absentee voting, that way I can take my time, figure out which candidate, amendment, bond, or judge I believe in on my own time.
Next time, I promise...