Saturday, November 26, 2005

Voting: A Chance To Be Heard

Remember this? Five years ago today, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner over Al Gore in the state's presidential balloting by a 537-vote margin. My goal here is not to support either campaign, but rather remind everyone that every vote really does count. Of the 220,000,000 people that were 18 or older (in the year 2000), I'm quite sure more than 537 said "I'm just one vote ... I'll never make a difference." But if you randomly polled average citizens walking down the street, any one of them would be happy to give you an earful about foreign and domestic politics and political agendas. Yes, it is one's right not to vote. But, if you don't vote ... don't complain. You had the chance to voice your opinion ... you chose to say nothing.


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