It’s November 4th. In America, there are 2 days until the election. My advice to EVERYONE is to VOTE! It doesn’t take long, and the issues are important. Our Presidents make decisions about our taxes, appointing Supreme Court Justices, our rights to control our own bodies, our educations, and how we as a country spend our money.
The biggest thing I hear is that people don’t like Obama or Romney. Well in that case watch the 3rd party debates. It’s like an hour and a half, but you can almost certainly find one of these candidates you agree with. This debate features Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party, Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party, Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, and Jill Stein of the Green Party.
But the Presidential office is not the only seat or issue being voted on. Things that are being voted on are senators and representatives for the U.S. Congress, in Virginia: state constitutional amendments, bond issues, and parks, and Marylanders are voting on important issues of Casinos, the Dream Act, and Marriage Equality. You might think your voice doesn’t matter for the Presidential election, but remember, that is not the only election!
My biggest issues are: 1) vote and 2) be informed. Voting makes no difference if you’re not informed. Don’t rely on your friends and family, political ads, mail you receive from campaigns, or partisan information on the internet. Watch the debates. Find your own sources, question their credibility, and then see what they have to say.
Your vote DOES count. Even if you’re liberal in a conservative state, or vice versa, nothing is ever going to change in that state unless you vote!