November 5, 2012 by kkeerr
I don’t agree with the statement, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” Austin made the comment, “Just because you don’t want to participate in a farce doesn’t mean that you can’t complain about the farce.” With that being said, Austin and I are both voting. 7 am, baby – if the rest of the country’s early voting is any indication we might have a line despite being in a small town.
Tomorrow, Austin and I will cast our votes for two different presidential candidates; neither of them will win – neither of them really has a chance. God bless the two-party system, right? My stomach is churning over the thought of Romney winning the election. As if my one popular vote has an impact anyway (lots of other important things on the ballot though, from school boards to constitution amending proposals). God bless the electoral college, right? Here is a quote from and article in the Daily Californian that captures how I (and many, of course) feel about the electoral college, “…the Electoral College smells of deception and feels like theft. American politicians continue to act as if the president is popularly elected when instead he is appointed by a questionable assembly of party loyalists and political elites.” We are the only “democracy” that decides on a president this way. What gives?
Anyway, enough of this. Austin is much more confident about tomorrow – good on him, I’ll worry for the both of us.