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Sunday, April 10, 2005
Abstinance is NOT cool
Someone tried to rope me into a discussion last week in regards to politics and politicians in general. I don't think that it is really anyone else's business who I vote for, but having said that, I have no problem telling you that I'm a card carrying capital C Conservative and I think that Stephen Harper would do a helluva better job running Canada than Mr. Dithers, I mean Paul Martin.

Now, when it comes to US politics, I probably know as much about the US as I do about Canada because it's just always on TV. And I happen to like the US for many reasons - not the least of which is the fact that no one is going to attack Canada because of our geographical location. Were we to be an island in the middle of the ocean, we would not have the freedoms that we have now because someone would have invaded and taken over (the fact that it would probably have been the US is neither here nor there).

Anyways.. back on point. I like George W. Bush. I like him mostly for the way he seems more normal than most politicians. He uses words like 'folks' and 'guys' and he laughs at himself and he wears jeans because he likes to and not because a PR guy says it makes him look like one of the people.

Someone slammed him the other day, which is fine, I could care less... but then they did the "right? right? am I right?" kind of thing to me... they made some sort of assumption that I thought like them. All I said was "well I like Bush". To which they replied "oh, well we're gonna fight then"... umm yeah, ok. I just shook my head and said, "no. we're not." Because I could not care less about their politicial choices.

Until it was followed up with "well, they are all crooks, that's why I never vote."

Ok, I'm sorry, what?

People DIED so you could vote, honey. People gave their LIVES and still do to this day for the RIGHT to vote. About a hundred years ago, you couldn't even vote because you had these breasts that meant you couldn't think straight enought to vote - but people fought for YOUR RIGHT to vote.

And you throw it away.

And THEN you have the audacity... the absolute audacity... to voice even the smallest complaint about a single law or rule in our country. I'm sorry, you gave that right up when you chose not to vote.

People. I do not understand them some days.
  The Writing Mother
  posted at 10:47 AM

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