Yes, it’s election day. Yes, this post is about voting.

Here’s the deal: I’m not going to tell you who I voted for, tell you who you should have voted for, or who you shouldn’t have voted for, and you’re not going to tell me any of those things either. Cause let’s be honest, no one wants to know.

Here’s what I am going to tell you: today I got really annoyed/bothered by the number of people who told me they weren’t voting because “it’s not going to make a difference”. Here’s why it annoys/bothers me:

1. Who cares? You have the right/privilege/duty to vote and you can’t even be bothered to exercise that right? This makes me feel (use a thesaurus to look up the words outraged and unhappy, then and use all of them). There’s a lot that could be said to explain why I feel that way, but I don’t want to lose my temper and spew nonsense.

2. It can make a difference! Do the names James Harridon, Madison Marsh, or Jamison Shoemaker mean anything to you? If they don’t I ask that you please take the time to read the story of how Texas became a part of the Union. (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1876&dat=19900525&id=KQYqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Uc4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=2654,3270176)

3. Change requires action. If you want to see change in the world, your lack of voting is certainly going to do nothing to effect that. Things may not change the way you would like even if you do vote, but at that point at least you tried.

Short, not-so-sweet, but hopefully still to the point. The polls are closed on the East Coast, so this may be more relevant for the next election, but what I want you to know is that I don’t care who you vote for, just please vote.

P.S. The presidential election isn’t the only one that matters! Congress plays a massive role in how our country operates.