Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #457 - VOTE YOUR FUTURE
Hi Mom, I am interrupting the usual schedule of sharing another Talking Again post by sharing another political post as those seem to be popular.
Hold the phone... this one is linky.
This post mainly shares two videos urging people to vote: one by the cast of Empire and the other by a bunch of Hollywood stars.
These are good videos.
There's a push now to register to vote before it's too late. I n Michigan, the deadline is October 11th to register to vote.
CHECK IF YOU'RE REGISTERED TO VOTE - MICHIGAN.
Google search - "am i registered" and your state for other states.
I am a still fan of the idea that "every vote counts." I tend to be a positive person. I don't like the idea that the popular vote has no sway on the election and that the electoral college selects the president in an arcane system that no longer functions as it should.
Really, we should do THIS to ensure that all votes count, which will abolish the Electoral College. Traditionalists who want us to do things as we have always done them need to get a life.
And yet, some wish to argue that your vote does not count because one vote cannot change an election. meh. AND did we learn nothing in 2000 in which the Supreme Court chose the president (Bush over Gore) because of hanging chads? And the decision was 5-4, hardly a landslide in the court as in the populace. Some don't want to say that Gore would have won without the Electoral College. My vote is that hew would have.
I like saying that EVERY VOTE COUNTS. Maybe one vote does not decide the election (whomever wrote that in the previous link is a reactionary and argumentative idiot) and yet each vote in the right direction is a vote in the right direction.
But then, I am a generally positive person. I like using the word democracy to define America as we are a "representative democracy," though not a "direct democracy." But we're more than a republic as explained well HERE, and these words have been debated, such as by Hamiltion,. Madison, Jay et al in the Federalist Papers. John Adams coined the term "representative democracy," and this definition seems to fit best. But some people like to argue and say JUST REPUBLIC and not a democracy and others want multiple definitions for the complexity.
And in my darker times, I am frustrated and feel that the whole thing is a show of shadows and mirrors because really the power is in the 1%, the corporations and lobbies, the special interests, the MONEY.
But that's pessimistic. Right now, it's better to focus on the positive, whether it's an illusion or not.
I am going to vote, and I am voting for Hillary Clinton because that hateful bigot cannot become president. He's dangerous. Let's prove the system that they taught us in school actually works.
VOTE YOUR FUTURE
This was a thing. Is this still a thing?
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.