Remember when MTV had their “Rock the Vote” campaign? This year the best slogan I heard was “Vote, it’s the right thing to do.” Coincidentally, that was the slogan for oatmeal a few years ago, but that doesn’t diminish its truth. I know all the arguments, there’s no time, there’s no point, there is no one worth voting for. I have used them all, and now I’m twice the legal voting age and I’m ashamed to say I have never once voted. In fact, I know very little about it. (Since I’m twice the voting age, I get two votes, right?)
This year something possessed me to fill out the voter registration section when I was renewing my license at the DMV. They sent me a card in the mail to let me know I was a registered voter, and I suddenly felt like a grown up. I know, getting married, a house and three kids did not do it for me.I needed this card! Now, I have a post card on my fridge that tells me where I go to vote on Tuesday, and I’m kinda excited about it. It is another milestone in my life. Now, I’m not going to tell people who I’m voting for and attempt to convince them to follow my lead, that’s not the point. I just want everyone who is standing on the sidelines to consider getting in the game.
Top 10 Reasons to Vote
10)You will feel like the Wizard of Oz when you step behind the curtain.
9)Where else can you use a A “Sip-N-Puff” or paddle device, without getting arrested?
8)It’s just as American as Apple Pie, with much fewer calories.
7)Because the term “dangling chad” always makes you giggle.
6)You could be the swing vote, in which case your vote is the only one that matters!
5)All the cool kids (who are 18 and older) are doing it!
4)Because you love Freedom.
3) I heard you get cookies and juice afterwards. (That might just be for giving blood)
2) It will give you something to talk to Grandma about at Thanksgiving.
1) If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain about the direction of the country.