Don’t Forget to Vote

Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Election Day. The day we have been waiting for to put an end to this disturbing slog called “Election 2016.” The day we head to the polls and decide which way we want our country to go in the next four years. Then we will be free, for a while, from the madness of the campaign season.

Voting is important. I know some of you probably have some kick ass memes saying “voting is pointless” and “if voting changed things, it would be illegal,” thinking people like me will be bleeding out from that sharp edge of yours. But you would be wrong. I don’t read political memes. And those sayings are older than dirt.

I know, this year we have two very unpopular candidates running for president. But they are not the only candidates. And your vote is yours, and only yours. Don’t be discouraged, don’t be pressured, don’t be bullied into — or for — the choice you make. Nobody besides you has a say in your choice. Hell, write in Bugs Bunny if you think that’s the right choice. But please, vote.

We are not only making decisions on who will be president. There are quite a few races where your vote will make a difference. Local races are the heart and soul of your community. It is where we have a say in what we want to see happen in our area. Don’t let the cynicism of the national election thwart you from participating in you own backyard politically.

For those interested, here is a link to our area’s voter guide. This may help you get to know the candidates and the issues they stand for.

There, I am off my soapbox. I will be back to mocking pop culture again soon.

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