The case of the uninformed voter.

I consider myself politically active in one way, and up until this moment, only one. I vote!!! I figure you only have the right to complain about our elective officials and the laws they pass if you vote. If you don’t vote, you don’t have anything backing up your complaints. I was raised in a home where my father was a republican and my mother was a democrat. Starting when I turned 18, I attended the republican caucus with my dad, and then attended the democratic caucus with my mom. This continued for a few years until I found what I personally believed. Even with attending caucuses and voting in every election I can recall since turning 18, I have been guilty of being an uninformed voter. I have voted because of a sign I have seen more frequently, but not really knowing both sides of the issue. And, unfortunately, I am sure I am not alone. I fear that Proposition 8 will NOT pass in California because people will be uninformed as they vote. The more I learn about Proposition 8 the more I am convinced that we should VOTE YES on Prop 8. The reason I am writing this blog is to help inform voters about what passing Proposition 8 will do and what it will NOT do.

And so I begin….

I moved to California in September. I was aware before I arrived that there was measure to define marriage between a husband and wife on the November ballot. Without knowing any other information I figured I would vote yes. I was shocked that the only politics I heard discussed was around prop 8 and that almost all the political signs were also around prop 8. After many discussion, I concluded that I needed to become more informed and that others also needed to become informed about the ramifications of Proposition 8. So I hope over the next few weeks to help educate the general public about proposition 8, and I hope more of us will walk into the voting booth as informed voters on this important subject.

Here is a good video that is rather informative.  I hope it helps you learn a bit.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI-GjWY-WlA

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2 Comments

  1. beetlebabee said

    So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.“
    — Voltarine de Cleyre

    Freedom to practice, freedom to believe, freedom to act in a way of my choosing. Freedom to believe in God. Freedom of conscience. Freedom to speak my mind. What would life be like without the freedoms we grew up with? All the freedoms we intellectually know we have, but in practicality take for granted.

    Every generation has it’s battles. My grandpa’s generation fought the world wars. Our grandfathers before them fought a hundred wars for freedom. In every country, on every continent, the human soul hungers for freedom and pays a price to obtain it. Sometimes the price is goods and means, sacrifice, sweat and tears. Sometimes the price is blood, and it’s paid. This fight is the fight of our generation. It will affect more than our state, it will affect our entire nation for generations to come.

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  2. Well done video!!

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