I voted today. Ohio has a generous absentee policy, and I know I will be in the morgue come election day, so that frees up a spot in line for someone else.
The “bailout” got me rather annoyed. I’m thinking that a bailout might not be a bad idea, but it didn’t go far enough. Most of us have to live on planet budget. If you want your company bailed out, to protect the economy, fine, but I do think public execution of the morons who permitted it is the LEAST they could do to make amends.
There are issues that are important to me, particularly health care, fiscal responsibility, and the second amendment. There are also people I want to vote against. I think it’s really quite shameful how low the turnout is in elections, particularly during non-presidential election years.
The secret ballot was invented in the 1800s in Australia, so people could vote their conscience. In Appenzell, Switzerland, the men carry the family swords with them as they vote, as a symbol of how they earned and keep the franchise. 3,155 Union men at Gettysburg are dead. 6,825 Americans died on Iwo Jima. 2,836 Americans died at the Chosin Reservoir. One of the reasons they gave their lives was for us to vote in free elections.
You can have my place in line on 4th November. Polls open at 0730.