Not voting should not be an optionBill's Briefs, Bottom Highlights, Online Only, Social Chaos Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Whilst away, I have been bereft of English news unless you count CNN-Sports and the FOX network. Grudgingly listening to snippets of each, I became aware of the current excitement and/or furor affecting the nation. Thankfully, it was soon over and the Academy Awards chalked up another ratings bonanza.
Aside from the Oscars, political events have also garnered my attention. My deadline prevents my commenting of the very latest events since by the time of publication all will be old news. With the states thrashing out their choices for the really big event, one can’t help but get caught up in the state by state progression to the final choice of candidates.
Who these people will be and who then will eventually be our president is of the utmost importance to the LGBT community. The winner will seriously affect our lives; positively or negatively is the big question. I therefore urge all of you to do more than talk about the issues, do something: join a group or a committee, attend a meeting/rally, discuss, ask questions and judge the answers.
My major worry at the moment concerns the possible consequences of far too many people not voting. Whether one likes the results or not, the American way, in theory, is to be governed by the will of the majority. If, however, the majority consists of the non-voters, we will then be governed by a minority whose rules, judges and police will be their own as can be seen in many countries today.
I have missed my trusted news sources recently and reports from contrary outlets have me fearful of dire results for our community due in part to the indifference of the non-voters. Don’t be one of them. Get busy. Get involved.
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