November Reign

 

I hear people exhorting others to vote. Despite apathy. Despite distaste for the relevant candidates. Despite all sorts of factors that prevent any sentiments of actual support for either party. But that sounds to me like urging people to have sex when they're failing to find love. It's not something you can't do, but it's not going to solve the person's problem. As sex can be an expression of love, the ideal vote is a representation of an individual's support for something. To many confirmed voters, it's an action against the greater perceived evil, which is not without validity. But what are you going to get from an apathetic vote? Someone who just wants to see what'll happen? Someone who'll cast an extra vote on behalf of a friend who actually might care? These aren't really kinds of possibilities that bespeak the virtues of civic duty. That's best enacted by people who actually care, and they're already planning to vote. Even if you disagree with them, you don't have to tell them  to go out there. In November. Which means that it'll probably be cold and drear. Which is probably another excuse to avoid voting. 

 

Bonus Question! 

Worst Civic duty? 

Car pooling in a Honda.

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