I'm a creature of habit and I like tradition. I like going to the voting booth. I liked using the little punch card system that left hanging and pregnant chads, but can see why they changed it. Now, we have a gigantic scan sheet that we feed into a reader on our way out.
I'm not a fan of early voting, though. I mean, I understand absentee and all. For me, I want to vote on voting day.
The push for early voting puzzles me. I mean, why not stick with the standard absentee bit and leave it at that?
I'm not convinced with early voting. I've found out that absentee don't get counted until later, as well as the military voting. (Absentee, obviously.) I think that it is just another way for them to muck up a system that seemed to work well enough. Well, outside of the whole hanging and pregnant chad bit.
Now, the electoral college does have me a bit miffed. When you can win an election by electoral vote and not by the popular vote as was the case in a Presidential election in my not-so-distant memory, that makes no sense. If you want to change something, perhaps that would be the one to consider.
Since I'm on questioning decisions of voting created by our Forefathers, what's up with caucus', why are they held where they are and why is it that the caucus' basically get to weed out the folks who actually do run for President? Who gave them special license to weed folks out?
Why do we suddenly have a Tea Party? Where did it come from? Was it always here or was it the work of Sarah?
What happened to the Green Party, Ralph Nader and what on earth happened to Ross Pero?
Why are Democrats blue and Republicans red?
Why donkeys and elephants?
Teach me, o' wise internet of knowledge. :) Seriously, if anyone can give me a good American History lesson since my 11th grade AH seems to have partially left me (well, I did sleep most of the way through the class and still aced it anyhow), I'll take it.
Please remember to be kind, remember that others may not feel politically the way that you do and try to respect that. I live for honesty, but don't want to offend those who read. Frankly, I'm hard to offend and appreciate a good argument for another side. This isn't a political forum to bash the President, his policies or whatnot. I guess that's what I'm sayin'.
Teach me stuff.
Smiles in my day:
- K- was so excited to go to school early for breakfast this morning that she was up at 6:45 AM (when her Jar Jar Binks alarm wiggled and wailed) and got the rest of her morning handled so that we could leave at 7:45 AM to walk. Such a funny girl!
Have a great day!