Get Out and Vote
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 20:10
Election Day is coming closer and closer, and Americans gets to make the choice to see who can lead this country, whether it is President Barack Obama, former-Governor Mitt Romney, or even any of the third party candidates such as Governor Gary Johnson. Getting to vote for the President is one of the best things about the United States of America, in my opinion. With that being said, there are still a lot of young voters, and to some extent even older voters, who refuse to vote.
Why is that?
They either don’t like the candidates or they feel like their vote will not count. Personally, I do not agree with those two statements, especially with the latter. If you think your vote will not count, than that means the efforts that these two candidates (in all reality it’s more like several candidates, but most voters pay attention to the Democrat and Republican parties, the two dominant ones) do not matter at all. Their efforts to convince you to vote for them are meaningless.
If that doesn’t matter than would it matter to continue to try in school? Would it matter to continue to work to make some money? No, because it’s silly, and all efforts count towards something. Even something that may seem small, like a single vote, counts as a positive effort towards making the country a better place for everyone.
If a voter does not like either candidate and/or their respective political party, it’s not like there aren't any other candidates. There's the Libertarian Party, the Constitutional Party, the Green Party, and the Justice Party. Each of those all have their own respective policies and ideas, giving voters not just two parties to pick from, but six!
Every voter has the choice to vote for whichever party they feel is right for the job. If you don't agree with the Democrats or the Republicans why not vote Libertarian, Justice, Green, etc? You are still putting good effort towards helping the country out.
In the end, everyone has to get out and vote. It’s your right to vote and it’s your way of saying who you think is best for the job. It's your choice, not what the media tells you, but what you think for yourself. It’s a great privilege for any United States citizen to vote.
If only voting to end the NHL Lockout would be this easy.