Saturday, September 13, 2008

Political Pet Peeve

One thing always annoys me come election time: the people out there encouraging strangers to vote.

"Get out and vote!", they beg. "It's your duty, and you need to exercise the hard-earned privilege!"

But could they really be so ignorant as to think that randomly encouraging others will help their cause? Are they so naive that they think everyone stands for what they stand for, and will thus vote accordingly?

Why implore the general populous to vote? There is an equal chance that they are against you as there is that they are with you, so why not just shut up about it?

You should only be encouraging people to vote who agree with you on the issues you value.

If you indiscriminately encourage strangers to vote, you're not using your brain properly.

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