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Postby Pedantic » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:52 pm

I don't vote, and I don't bitch ... a lot. !+)
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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:44 pm

Pacman wrote:Like the saying goes: If you don't vote, you can't b*tch. B-)

I disagree with this premise almost as much as the "all that matters is participating" idea. It ridiculous to say if you don't vote you can't be a critic of government. I'd be more apt to argue that if you only vote, you can't complain. Voting is extremely overrated. That being said, it's still important, and I wish more people would vote, based on research.

Pacman wrote:Congrats on registering... Now please, vote every year, even if it's only muicipal, city/town or state offices. It's just important to be part of the election process for local offices/issues as it is for Senator or President... maybe even more so, as those folks (mayors, city councellors, etc.), can have a more direct impact on your life than the bigwigs in DC can.

This I agree with. Many people literally don't know the name of the person who represents them at the city, county, or state level, let alone what they stand for. Voting for national offices is all well and good, but local and regional officials have more impact on your day-to-day life, and are generally more receptive to inquiries, complaints, etc.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:02 pm

You should vote for the best looking one
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Postby sportsaddict » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:05 pm

acsguitar wrote:You should vote for the best looking one

Going by your logic he certainly won't be voting for Hilary. :-b
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Postby Old_Style » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:06 pm

acsguitar wrote:You should vote for the best looking one

john edwards is dreamy O:-)
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Postby thedude » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:14 am

:-b :-b Vote or DIE!!!!!!!!! :-b :-b :-b

Seriously, if you want to vote, vote. if you don't want to vote don't. The reason groups like MTV, P. Diddy, ect. are trying "to get out the vote," Is because they think that your demographic (young adults) will vote for the people they want elected.

When anyone tells you to vote simply voting's sake, they have ulterior motives. Saying otherwise is naive.
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Postby RugbyD » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:23 am

GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:... mainly just to get out of pottery...

i hope you didn't choose to take this exciting class over something that would better prepare you to make an educated vote...
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:44 am

i got tricked into registering when i changed my address...they told me to sign some form (figuring it was for the address change) i signed and realized i had just registered to vote...still wont vote though
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:46 am

If you don't vote, Puffy Daddy will kill you.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:22 pm

Glad to see your enthusiasm towards being able to vote GSOE! I wish more young Americans felt the way you do.
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