Almost every single day, people like to bitch and moan about how stupid everyone else is. We read comments on online news articles and wish we could unsee the horrors of stupidity that we have seen. We (I) make blogs about all the ridiculous things people that do that piss us (me) off. We cry about the education system and how Americans are renowned for not knowing anything about geography or own country. We mock entire portions of the country, relying on stereotypes to hate entire cities or states we haven’t even been to (if one more person tells me they hate Texas, I’m going to lose my mind). Then magically, on election day, EVERYONE HAS TO VOTE IT IS YOUR JOB AS AN AMERICAN.
But why? Why isn’t it your job to learn about the issues before you vote on them? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say it is your civic duty to learn what is going on in the world and only vote if you feel you reasonably comprehend what you’re voting about? Next time, just remember the guys that troll HuffPo comments sections are the same morons you’re encouraging to go to the ballot box. When you see someone say something offensive and ridiculous and out of touch with reality, remember that s/he might have voted, and now we have to hold true to the promise to let them complain.