do you go for voting??
September 24, 2009 7:30pm CST
how much do you belive in politics?Do you go for voting?What do you feel about politics state in your country.
• United States
25 Sep 09
Yes, I've voted in every election since I was 18 even the little local ones. Twice, I forgot to schedule the van service and walked from my house to the high school where they vote which is at least a 2 mile walk and going back it's up a hill. My old wheelchair didn't like that so much, but I wasn't going to miss an election just because I forgot. My mother said that she's only half kidding that I would walk to vote in a blizzard if I had to. I think the reason I take it so seriously is that about 50 years ago, I wouldn't have been able to vote for several reasons. Also, 150 years ago there would have been even more reasons. I'm black, I'm a woman, and I'm disabled. At one point, every single one of these identities would have kept me out of the voting booth. I think it would be disrespectful to the people who came before me and fought to change the law if I didn't honor them by doing my civic duty.
25 Sep 09
I believe in voting though I am not very politically inclined. It is one of our fundamental rights and even one vote could eventually make a difference between a good and bad leader. If everyone votes, results may change quite dramatically compared to the current 40-60% turnout in most countries.