I used to have hippie-dippie ideas about voting. The politicians were all fools, so why vote?
The office where I worked, however, was next-door to Democratic headquarters. One of the Dems offered me a ride to the polls the first year I was eligible to vote. After that I realized it was my duty.
Did I vote today? Naturally. There are many important issues, but I am concerned mostly about the environment. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported last month that we have only 12 years before environmental damage like global warming is irreversible. That’s 2030, people!
I did not, however, like waking up to see a Google doodle on the computer commanding me to vote. I do not care for computer programs using the imperative mood. It’s an intrusion.
Nonetheless, I made my way to the polls. And I wore my Jesse Jackson for President ’84 button because it seemed as good a way as any to protest conservative Republican politics. Anyway, it is 1984!
I do hope the Democrats are voting today. Let’s get out all our liberal political buttons and wear them!