Quote from ZASHAGALKA
I've never been much for encouraging people to go vote.
My take on it is that if you're not already motivated enough to have taken an interest in the candidates and issues, then you shouldn't vote. Why not? Because you dilute the opinions of those that actually fully participate in the electoral process.
Of course, and personally, I think EVERYBODY should stay home on election day except for me. But if that's wishful thinking, then at least, here's hoping those that weren't interested in the election BEFORE today don't suddenly get interested until tomorrow, at the earliest.
I'm with you on this. You shouldn't have to motivate people to vote. If they aren't interested enough to take an interest, then I just say let them stay home.
The one difference is with my own family - I have always taken my children with me when I vote. I think teaching the value of voting to your own kids is a good thing to do. Now, if they turn 18 and turn out to be lazy about it, then I hope they stay home too.
Speaking of voting - our whole community is snowed-in today . . . .the snow plows are going, trees are down, I can hear chair saws . . . but I'll bet those nice ladies have been at the poll for hours already, the heater is on and the cookies and coffee are ready . . . . .
Heading out to vote . .