Exercise Your Right to Vote
It may seem to some that abstaining from voting in American elections is a form of protest against a political system that has been bled of its integrity. My thought is that not voting is surrender to that system rather than protest.
Silence on issues of concern will not solve anything -- it never has. You can be sure that those who work to steer elections in their favor have factored in just who will and will not go to the polls on election day.
These political gurus count on your silence, your absence from the ballot box. Your voting abstinence further strengthens the votes of those the gurus have counted on to get their candidate elected or their pet issue passed.
Use your ability to write in candidates where its possible, if that's your choice. It doesn't mean your candidate will win, but your voice has been tallied.
Everyday citizens can make a difference, but only when we "play the game." Your ballot is a powerful tool; it's up to you to wield it or let it decay from disuse.
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