It’s MY VOTE, Damn It! February 5, 2008Posted by littlebangtheory in Politics and Society.
During a spirited discussion last night among the visitors at Blue Gal’s Monday Night Salon, I finally made up my mind, again, to vote for sanity today, to vote for integrity today, to vote for responsibility today, TO VOTE IN MY BEST INTEREST TODAY.
Today, in the hills of Western Massachusetts, I’m going to the polls to cast my Primary vote for Dennis Kucinich.
Because he and I opposed this fucking war from Day One.
Because he and I want corporate money OUT of our fucking electoral system.
Because he and I want all Americans to have HEALTH CARE, not just to be forced to buy health insurance from giant for-profit corporations.
I actually sat down and cried at one point yesterday. And as I sat there with my head in my hands, it became clear to me that I was mourning the death of my Country, the death of my Democracy, the premature burial of my children’s futures.
I WILL NOT CAST MY VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO IS PREORDAINED BY THE CORPORATE MEDIA.
I want change, but not just a change in skin color or genitalia. I want a change of allegiance. I want a President who puts the people of America first. I want a President who respects the rule of law. I want a President who honors International Treaties.
And today, I’m going to vote for that man. He won’t take Massachusetts, but the next time I look at my kids, I’ll be standing straight and tall (well, you know what I mean,) knowing that I tried.
I know, I’ll get Obama, or maybe Clinton. And then, in the General Election, I’ll vote for them over the Republican’t choice of War Monger. (BTW, that was a typo, but I left it in despite my aversion to name calling; it was just too cosmic. )
So people, if you’re still “undecided” or just luke-warm about the choice being made for you, look at your ballot. Your first choice is still there.
DO IT, PEOPLE.
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
This may well be your last chance to vote for the person who represents you.
Don’t throw that away.