Guns And Gasoline…

Holy crap, I need some coffee. And quick.

Okay. It’s been a week since I last posted and the last debate was six days ago and I was fairly well schwilled during the final debate, so I’m not going to post any commentary.

It has been just over a week since the final show of the initially much-hyped but ultimately little-noticed “Vote For Change” tour sponsored by MoveOn.org PAC, and I thought that pulling a little piece of lyrics from a new Dave Matthews Band song entitled “Joyride” would be a suitable way to title today’s entry.

Among social science circles, there is much debate as to whether or not your average Joe American really regards much of what these musicians have had to say, either simply on the message of the importance of voting or that of voting against Bush. As someone who considers himself to be at least a partially informed voter, I have reservations on anyone who will simply take lead from someone famous just because they have celebrity. It is incumbent upon the voter to make an effort to be informed about what is going on.

A recent poll conducted by Middle Tennessee State University found that of the voters they surveyed, 25% believed that President Bush was in favor of rolling back the tax cuts on those making $200k or more. Another 25% didn’t know who was in favor, whether it was Bush or Kerry. And THAT is one of the hot-button issues that voters are in the dark about. So, I don’t know… I have very mixed feelings on letting uninformed people vote. Like I said, I feel it is the voter’s obligation to inform themselves on the issues… and it’s not like that that is an entirely difficult thing to do. Pick up a newspaper. Log on to CNN or Yahoo, or hell, even FoxNews. Watch the news and not the same episode of Seinfeld that you’ve already seen fifteen times. It’s easy, America, to become an informed voter. And it’s your informed vote that controls the fate of the nation. Sure, this stuff that comes with politics sure isn’t peachy, but it impacts YOU and I, each and every one of us.

That’s it for now.

-rl

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