I have to wonder how different this country would be if everyone that went to vote had to actually name the person for whom they are voting. It sounds absurd, but many people vote for the party, not the person. I can name three people right now who would vote for anyone in the Republican seat, just so the Republicans could beat the Democrats.
Taking this a step further, how different would the country be if everyone that went to vote had to name 3 of the campaign promises of the person for whom they are voting? Can you?
When you go vote today, are you voting for the person or the party? The suit the candidate wears or his or her ability to affect positive change in your surroundings? The deity the candidate flaunts in every campaign ad or the guy's history of voting for things you believe in?
If you can't do the above - if you can't name the person for whom you're voting or name at least 3 of the promises said person has made, don't vote because your vote doesn't count on anything more than a superficial level. I'm not voting today. I haven't done any research into the candidates, so I'm not going to go vote just to say that I did.
2 weeks ago