As you are all no doubt aware, Tuesday is Election Day in these United States. While we normally try to stick to writing about music and other entertainment here at Myxer, we felt an obligation to take this opportunity to urge all eligible Americans to do whatever it takes to cast their ballot for President.
Make no mistake, this presidential election presents our nation with two very different choices. While clearly each candidate truly wants to do what is best for the country, it can’t be denied that they offer two completely different visions of Who We Want to Be. Being an American brings with it many rights, but it also brings with it the fundamental responsibility to participate in the election of our officials. It’s only in doing so that we can feel that we have had a hand in shaping Who We Are.
So, if you have to take time off from work to vote, take time off.
If you have to ask a friend for a ride to your polling place, ask them.
If you have to wait in a long line to cast your ballot, wait in line.
If you think your candidate is going to win even without your vote, or if you think they can’t win whether or not you cast your vote, don’t believe it for a second. Take it from a company located in South Florida, epicenter of the ballot-by-ballot recounting process that took place after the 2000 election. The accuracy purported by all of those pre-election polls can be misleading: the fact is that it’s not decided until the People enter that booth and make that choice.
Oh, yeah, and before you head out the polling station, be sure you’ve downloaded a ringtone of your candidate from Myxer to taunt the opposition party people while you’re in line!
Myk @ Myxer