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Response to upi402 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:06 PM

5. Thank you!

I had a person tell me that they weren't sure if they were going to vote in November, because they "weren't sure" it made any difference. I know this person is sincere in his position, but ignorant as the day is long. (We've been friends for a long time, and he likes to talk about political and social issues, but has been brainwashed by our culture into a learned helplessness.)

Then I read a response to a good OP here yesterday, where someone wrote that they haven't voted since 2000, with the "what's the use?" icing.

That combination is more than enough to annoy a grumpy old man like myself. In the 1980s, I had to get help from the Center for Constitutional Rights, to get my upstate NY county to actually register the application forms that our grass roots group had gone door-to-door to get filled out. And even in 2004, another nearby county attempted to toss out the registration forms that we brought them.

In this highly republican area, being young and/or low-income is too often a hurdle to voting. I'll be damned if I am going to stand for that.

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