Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Well, another November 2nd has come and gone.  Did all you DR go out and vote?  Whether you are for or against Obama (and NO I am not telling which side I fall on.  That's not what this post is about silly) he has definitely started some much needed conversations and debate around the country. 

When I went to check my local county polls, I was kinda sad at the numbers I saw.  Denton County precinct 202 (where I live) has just under 5000 registered voters.  Only 1400 or so actually voted.  29%  TWENTY NINE PERCENT.  That is not any kind of a majority.  No, no, no.  How can we expect our voices to be heard if we don't go out and use them?  It irks me to no end to hear people moan and groan and complain about the State of the Union and if you ask them "Did you vote?", they say "No".  While I know that the Constitution gives them the right to moan and groan, if you don't actually use that other right we have it means nothing.  Now I know my precinct is a small part of Denton County and Denton County is a small part of Texas.  But does anyone really want to let only 29 out of 100 people decide who does what?  How can decisions truly be what the majority want, if the majority isn't even talking?  Who knows what kinda crazy nut those 29 could be?  They could be completely on the far right, those people who think its okay to walk into church and shoot a Dr in the head.  OR it could be one of those people who think that just because SOME guns are used to kill people, that all guns are used to kill people and as such should be taken away.  Or if not taken away, taxed so high that its basically impossible for John and Jane Doe to add anything new to their armory, er I mean collection. 

All I'm sayin is the next time elections come around, get out and vote.  This election had something of a high profile as it was a Governor election year.  But what about those elections that are for things like school bonds?  The next time you are griping because your property taxes went up another $500, did you vote the last time your ISD had something on the board?  Or if your child's school looks like its hasn't been updated since the 70s, half of them are in classrooms so stuffed full of kids that the air conditioning doesn't even begin to cover on a day when we're hitting 102 outside, did you go vote during the bond election? 

Recently my fair city did some road work that was badly needed.  However, in the plans they didn't draw in left turns for several streets on what is a major road.  The citizens affected called out the alarm and passed out fliers.  They went to city council meetings and had their voices heard.  And got the plans changed.  We can be heard, whichever way you wish to be talking.  Just open your mouth....or pull out that voter registration card.

LGFN...Later Gator For Now!

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