Friday, February 17, 2012

Dead men tell no tales...

...but do they vote?

The respected Pew Center on the States reports that nearly 2 million dead people are on voter registration rolls in the United States. Actually, that's not the bad news.

The Pew Center also says that about  25% of people old enough to vote   —these are people who are alive—can't be bothered to register to vote.

That's over 50 million of the citizens in the world's greatest democracy don't give a hoot or a damn about choosing their representatives.

Their apathy is destructive, too many of us don't care about being part of an active citizenry that cares about the good of the community. Bad things are happening in our community.

I care, and that's why I'm going to keep on voting even when the available candidates don't really measure up to my standards.

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