They’re voting. Are you?

The all-important midterms, which could decide the balance of power for the next two years – and whether we will continue to progress or got bogged down in meaningless investigations and last-minute government shutdowns – are here. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and millions of us have already cast our ballots, either by mail or in person where early voting is allowed.

If you, like me, have already voted, thank you for doing your duty as a citizen. If you’re still planning to vote, make sure you do. No matter what the pollsters say, it’s the only poll that matters.

There’s no need for you to read further. This is for those of you who are registered but aren’t planning to vote. (And if you’re eligible and not registered, why not?)

You know who’s going to vote?

  • Those Supreme Court justices who took away a constitutional right from the women of this country.
  • The orange-hued menace who plunged this country into chaos and stands ready to run for president again.
  • Those who stormed the Capitol at his behest – well, the ones who aren’t already in prison, anyway – and their enablers.
  • Everyone who works at Fox News.
  • Those who think it’s just hilarious that someone broke into Nancy Pelosi’s house and gave her 82-year-old husband a fractured skull.
  • The woman down the street who stands outside Planned Parenthood waving a rosary and screaming at everyone who dares go inside.

You say you’re too busy? They won’t be too busy, and some of them have demanding jobs.

Your local drop box or polling place is being menaced by men with guns? That’s scary, but they aren’t going to shoot you. Thank them for keeping our polls safe and our elections honest. They’ll be so disarmed they won’t know what to think. Or arm yourself. The Second Amendment applies to liberals and conservatives alike.

You live in an area where the local races are a foregone conclusion? Here’s the deal – whatever party is in power needs to know that some people don’t agree with them. At some point, enough people will disagree, and that will make a difference.

Finally – and I cannot say this enough – it is not only your right, but your duty as an American citizen to vote. In every election, every primary, every school board election, every referendum. Get out there and make your voice heard, because government of the people, by the people, and for the people cannot flourish unless the people take part.

No matter who you are, whether you are a White cisgender male, a person of color, a woman of any color, someone died so you could vote. The red stripes on our flag honor the blood of those martyrs. Don’t let their sacrifices be in vain.


5 thoughts on “They’re voting. Are you?

  1. As a godamn limey sob, I don’t understand your electoral system so just reassure me by telling me that Trump has zero chance of getting re-elected. PLEASE!

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      1. Holy crap! Say it ain’t so, my brother!
        Yeah, it’s asshole city over here right now, Glenn, but compared to Trump, the guy we have in post this week is like Abe Lincoln! Without the beard and the tall hat, of course.

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