Do Everyone a Service and DON’T Vote!

WordPress’ voting project reminded me of my thoughts of voting.  Do I believe Americans’ should vote?  Yes!  What I don’t agree with are the “get out and vote!” campaigns trying to get people to simply vote (what WordPress is doing).  What is the good in having a mass amount of voters if they’re uneducated on what the topic being voted upon is?

Would you allow someone who’s very uneducated about finances have control over your finances?  Would you allow someone who doesn’t know anything about pregnancy to be your obstetrician during your pregnancy?  Would you allow someone who has zero experience with cars and motors to work on your transmission?  My guess is the answer to all of these is no.  So why would you want someone to go out and vote on things that are going to affect YOUR life dramatically if they know nothing about what it is they’re voting on?!  It’s insane!

I would love to see more people voting, especially young voters so that us young people are heard more.  But, I don’t want Joe from down the street who doesn’t even know the candidates or what they’re stance is on things to be voting simply because someone told him to go out and vote!  We need to EDUCATE voters on what they’re about to vote for before getting them to the polls.

Stop leaving America up to the uneducated!  

I am not voting this November 4th.  Why?  Because I haven’t educated myself on this year’s election therefore I have no business voting!


This video says everything even better than I have:


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