The election blues
We are besieged by messages about voting. It's our duty, don't you know. It's important, right?
After all, people will proudly parade around tomorrow wearing inane "I voted" stickers and buttons like they've accomplished something.
The closest we get to a negative message is some folks saying you shouldn't vote unless you are informed.
I'm here to say it's ok. If you don't want to vote, don't worry about it. It's not your duty and it's not important.
And I'd say that the more informed you are, the harder it should be to get out and vote.
Drone strikes, the TSA, the Patriot Act, Messiah complexes, the War on drugs, idiotic trade policies, idiotic immigration policies, a huge bloated military, arrogant intervention into areas where it doesn't belong, bills that run thousands of pages long, big policy changes slipped into law via reconciliation, an almost complete unwillingness to face some aspects of reality.
These are not bugs. These are not the flaws of one particular party. These are bi-partisan FEATURES of the Federal government in the 21st century, and few if any will change based on the outcome of this election.
About the only thing this election will settle is where our government will most keep sticking it's illegitimate nose.
The authoritarian streak in Washington grew under Obama and will continue to grow whether it's Obama II or Mittens at the helm.
So tomorrow, I'll be getting quizzical looks and hostile remarks from folks who see my home-made "I Didn't Vote sticker".