Tagged: vote

Your Duty As a Responsible Citizen

Responsible citizens vote. In some European countries citizens are required by law to vote. Many — most — American’s don’t vote. The more one witnesses the awesome power of corporate TV ads, the more one suspects non-voting Americans might not be such a bad thing.  On June 8th, Californians will vote on party primaries and...

Endorsement: Barack Obama for President

Endorsement: Barack Obama for President

A cursory search of the archives here will provide numerous examples of my distaste for the sickening charade that passes as American democracy in action. Aside from emotionally charged issues such as abortion, gun rights, and school prayer, the differences between the two major parties are negligible, especially in their comical willingness to subsume ôprinciplesö...

Election Day

Millions of Americans go to the polls today, participating in the grand charade that passes as our debased version of democracy. Millions of other Americans won’t go. They’re too lazy, or they’ve convinced themselves that their vote doesn’t matter.  This time, perhaps more than in any other election in my lifetime, everyone’s vote matters. For...