Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Yo, Bum Rush the Show

I thought maybe we could use this Talk Talk Tuesday to get all political and stuff!  No, not really...I love you all too much for that.  But I am curious about your thoughts on voting, in general.
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls wich imprison men because they are different from other men.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party
 representing four percet of the people.
- Gore Vidal

What do you think of the process, generally?  Does it work or do we need to do some serious revamping?  Talk Talk!


Tara said...

When I remember to vote, and I will tonight, I usually choose whatever name sounds the best since I don't really know any of the people (at least judges and such).

I just visited a site that gives me an idea of how I can vote more effectively. Aside from that, I don't know how they decide in the end.

If Pedro was running against Summer in this election, I would most certainly vote for Pedro. He'll make all of our wildest dreams come true.

3GirlKnight said...

If people actually voted, I think it would be a great process. As it is, it's the loud minority that has the most impact.

For the most part, I vote along party lines. I know that's not how it's really supposed to happen, but way back when I put in more effort and research, I never crossed the party line anyway.

secret agent woman said...

There are some fundamental problems with the two-arty system and the electoral college is insane. And I don't trust that there isn't vote-tampering. BUT. It's what we have and we all have a civic duty to vote. It drives me out of my mind to hear people bitching about the government and then find out they didn't vote.

FW said...

I don't understand American politics at all, it just seems so complicated.

laura b. said...

Tara: haha! Well, your method may be as good as any other. I try to be as informed as I can, but it can get very complicated.
And yeah! I would so vote for Pedro!

3GK: I think we had a relatively good turn out for this election, but not nearly what it would be ideally. I'm amazed that people don't take advantage of the process. And I do tend to vote along party lines as well. Makes sense, really.

Secret: I tend to agree. It is an imperfect system, but it is what we have and it isn't all bad. I know I feel obligated to have a say in who is going to be making big decisions on my behalf.

FW: It is complicated, you aren't wrong there. Maybe part of it is the size of the country. More people leads to more issues and more elected officials. Glad this mid-term is over...Now on to 2012.

Churlita said...

I always vote. My mom would probably rise from her ashes and slap me if I didn't. It's just how I was raised.

laura b. said...

Churlita: I am trying to do that with my kids as well. I want them to know how important it is to take advantage of our system, flawed as it may be.