I hope you find this post informational, and a touch humorous
54% of people from ages 18-31 are registered to vote. FIFTY-FOUR. That makes me so mad. It very well may be even less than that, some websites gave percentages in the 30’s.
I am so sick of people around my age (18-25) saying things like “I hate politics” “I don’t care who runs my country” “Whatever” etc…
I am over my age group being afraid to have an opinion on something, and not standing up for what they believe in.
It just ticks me off.
I am not saying you have to go out and claim to be a republican, liberal, or democrat, but I do think you should be educated on these things.
Having the right to vote is such an honor. Millions of people fought for the right to vote for years. Did 46% of people my age not take 9th grade civics? Do they not know what the 15th, 19th,and 26th amendments are? People fought so hard for this right and now some are too busy playing NBA 2K15, and watching the Kardashians to even care.
I freaking love playing 2k and I love the Kardashians (Ps they come back on tonight at 9!)
But I don’t find either one of these things to be more important than taking the time to educate myself.
It just makes me so sad.
I’m not asking people to believe what I believe, and frankly I am still trying to figure out where I stand on some topics. We could completely disagree on abortion, gay marriage, immigration, planned parenthood, religion, what to do with Russia right now; but for goodness sakes, take a stand for something!
My age group is wasting their human rights in the United States. Do they not realize how awesome it is that we get the right to vote for who we want to run our country? Even if the person we wanted didn’t get elected, we got to put our voices out there and be heard.
So many countries don’t let their people have this privilege.
I really encourage people to watch the debates, they’re on youtube if you missed them. There is also a debate on October 13th.
They don’t even have to do anything! They just have to grab their beer, eat their potato chips, and sit on their ass for a few hours and learn something.
I’m not saying I’ve been all “go voting” since the day I was born, I didn’t really pay attention until I actually was of legal age to vote.
I also know that voting is a “right” and not a “duty” but it’s a right that we shouldn’t take for granted.
As a Christian, the bible informs me that I am supposed to vote, so that’s why I vote, and thats why I take the time to educate myself.
The first debate I ever watched, I had to google so many things, but thats okay.
I’m kinda sorry if this offended anybody, but at the same time I am not, voting is important, and something I firmly believe we should all be doing.
I love you guys, despite our differences in beliefs,
have a beautiful day.
One more thing: If for some reason you don’t vote this year, don’t you dare complain for the next four.