Maybe you are familiar with John Stossel of ABC’s 20/20. Tonight he asks the question whether it should be the duty of some US citizens not to vote. If you lack an ever loving clue, would it be better for everyone if you just stayed home on November 4th? Some will suggest, no doubt, that this is an attack on younger members of our society. Some will say this is nothing more than an elitist pipe dream.
While I do not believe we should create a litmus test to determine voter eligibility; it would be wonderful if people didn’t simply exercise their right to vote – but actually invested the time needed to understand the issues fully (but holy hades DO NOT rely on a single news source to cement your understanding of civics).
Registering at a rock concert may be wonderful. But if you recognize Judge Judy and haven’t a clue who Ruth Bader Ginsburg is – maybe you should skip the music and pick up a history book!!!!
P.S. – I keep hearing people say that this candidate or that candidate brought them to tears. Tears? I’m sorry that’s a little scary to me. Unless you’re crying in your beer I’m not really sure why any politician can evoke that much emotion with a planned (often disingenuous) speech.