Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Let's claim our democracy (#2587)

     Democracy, or democratic government, is "a system of government in which ALL the people of a state or polity, (polity, which means an organized society)...are involved in making decisions about its affairs, typically by voting to elect representatives to a parliament or similar assembly,"-https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=polity%20definition. Those of us who are currently allowed to participate in our elections need to be mindful that there are fewer and fewer of us because of restrictions on voting republicans have installed at the state level. http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/gop-readies-new-wave-voting-restrictions.
     If you will be 18 before the November 8th 2016 general election you are currently eligible to register to vote. It is only through the process of voting are we Americans given our right to select our representatives. If we fail to act upon our right as we already see those who have less interest in seeing the majority opinion in our nation will be given the power to overrule us to favor special interests. By not voting we are abdicating our right to our precious democracy. There are many wealthy powerful forces whose egos have led them to believe that they are the only ones who should decide the future of all of our lives. Hence the voter restriction laws by republicans.
     There is still time for us to turn back the anti-democracy crowd within the republican party by getting registered to vote and then actually voting for any candidate that is not a republican. In that way we can remove these nefarious voting restriction laws and give all American citizens their right to vote back to them. I am a firm believer that when given the facts of things without lies and misinformation, Americans will always take the modern and progressive path toward ensuring our collective and individual pursuits of happiness.

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