I don't like to get into politics much on this blog, and I don't think I have to to write on the topic I have set aside for today. My topic today is quite simple: prepare yourself for the coming election on November 6, 2012, and then find a way on that day to go out and vote.
You don't have to agree with me. You don't have to agree with your Uncle Joe. You don't even have to agree with your parents or grandparents. However, you should listen to all these people with open ears and a smile, because they all have a lot of experience in this life and may have something very good to say.
Open your ears and your mind. Hear what everyone has to say. Take the time to check out a few websites like CNN and Fox news. I recommend you choose a one left leaning website and one right leaning website. I also recommend that you read at least two political blogs on a regular basis between today and November 6. Please, take the time to do this.
Don't be one of those pinheads who doesn't get involved. For the first 5,000 plus years of human civilization people lived under totalitarian dictators and kings and queens, people who forced you to live the way they wanted. During all this time the working class was about 90 percent of the people, and they worked to feed the elites of society, who lived a lavish life at the expense of the many.
There was a noble idea here, and it was that under a democratic society people took chances on their own to better their own lives, and this wasn't good for the ancient world because the elites wanted the people to work together to build lavish dams and canals to control the water for irrigation, and to build lavish temples for the gods the elites made up. The people worked, and wanted to too, hard so they could give 90 percent of what they made to the gods they believed in. Then the elites lived a lavish life.
Back then the 90 percent were kept ignorant on purpose. They worked 12 hour days on purpose: so they didn't have time to think on their own. Yes, if you thought on your own you might think of forming a better way. If you read a book, you might learn how bad you had it. If you were educated, you might learn about the benefits of democracies and republics and capitalism.
Gosh, if you did all that, then the elites will have to work for themselves. And that's exactly why Rome fell. Rome fell because the economy collapsed and the 10 percent had lived lavish lives for so long they didn't know how, nor did they have the desire to work. Many claim that's why socialism fails everywhere it's tried: people get lazy.
Again, you don't have to agree with me. In fact, I hope you don't believe me, and you decide to go out and research this on your own. I want you to; that's the whole point of this blog. And I think most of the people who spend more than 1 second on this blog are people who care. I think most of my readers are thinkers, and that's exactly why you come here.
So don't agree with me -- or agree with me. I don't care. All that matters is that you do not take your freedom for granted. There is a possibility that if the wrong person gets into office, he (or she) could lead us down a path where we can no longer do this -- you know, blog, or read a blog. They may want you to go back to being the 90 percent who are ignorant and work long hours so the elites can live lavish lives.
So educate yourself about all the candidates. Decide what Justices are best, and represent you best. Take pride in being an American, and then show your pride on November 6. Know that the right to vote is something special. Know that being an American is something special.
The most special gift ever given to mankind was the right to become educated and the right to vote. So find a way to show your appreciation on November 6.