Too stupid to vote.
What a thing to say. Yet can it be true? With a lack of interest and less involvement by we the people in our constitutional duties as a people, we see things accepted today that would not have been news or even considered by most Americans just a few decades ago.
Tic-tac-toe and I like the way this one’s name sounds. Is today’s popular way of voting, and then we have, “Who did you vote for?” Not long ago, the ads you see today would not be allowed and yes, not long ago you would not see the nudes on TV or hear profanity in press radio or films and TV. Have we gone too far liberal to even care? "I don’t have time to vote," is something I hear a lot, and one said she could not pick the right one.
CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, NPR and hosts of HBO programs will tell you every day they are rated number one and have been for ten years. The news is frothy, it gets the blood rolling and stirs the emotions on everything from voting to sex, and yet there is little substance.
ADHD studies have shown adverse effects on kids under two and some studies suggest a correlation with autism and more TV viewing, and we know the is is less likely one will read things of substances when one watches more TV.Thank God for two-minute commercials. You stink, buy this, buy that, you’re too fat, you're too skinny, vote for me! Half-truths availed us nothing and the deception of political ads is criminal, in my opinion, and they are offensive and scream, you’re too stupid, so vote for me I will fix everything.
Times are changing. In the sixteen and seventeen hundreds, not voting could get you excommunicated from the church. Indians, slaves and women could not vote. Women finally won the battle and right to vote in 1929. God was a big part of daily life and big part of the Constitution and can be seen in the Declaration of Independence. People went to church twice daily. Some of the old puritanical laws made no sense then or now and it took effort and votes to change these laws. These were laws that could get you hanged or burned at the stake.Eating cornflakes on Sunday was against the law and led to charges of witchcraft. No wonder every one turned out to vote.
In a world where the church had more power than Kings and Queens, the clergy were the power players of the day.
Secession from England started us on the road we’re on today. The church has limited influence on lives and politics today. Yet I am grateful for the ministers of all faiths who teach peace, responsibility and voting to name a few. Although slavery is no longer in existence, let’s not kid our selves about racism and bigotry which still exist in many forms. I stand against these things personally and I think you should too.
Once daily life revolved around God and politics, but today, we are too busy to vote or find quiet time for God. I remember the voting polls when I was a kid, and men wore hats with a brim band to tuck in the cards for their guys running and campaign signs on the sides of doors as you entered to vote. Today that is outlawed. I can’t even state out loud who I voted for fear of temping you to vote like me.
Deceitful ads and political correctness are about the same thing to me. Your choice of faith or sexual orientation has no place in the polls and neither should the color of your skin. Regardless of race, color or creed, an American motto that says we as people means we look past these things, yet do we? Let’s all vote and encourage others to do the same.
Play the game of tic-tac-toe or name recognition and guessing gives us a fifty-fifty chance of getting it right. Not voting gives credence to "too stupid to vote" and is not a good game for you, or the country or me. So vote.