To vote or not to vote

Posted: October 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

Democracy in action is of course, getting out to vote. When you vote your voice as a citizen can and is heard, but what if the candidates are so close sounding in policy that your voice is not heard?  I often wonder about this in the current system in the United States.

Despite, the presidential candidates hyperbole many of the two candidates policies are very similar.

There was an interesting byline on CNN that read “are Trump and Clinton the same person?” They are not but, policy wise,  many can see why some would assume they are. Why are the major policies of the two presidential candidates so similar?  Plato said that equality is a what makes democracy work. Currently our country has running for president two people who are part of the 1%. The 1% is another name for the richest people in the United States. They are called the 1% because they represent 1% of the population of the United States and they control over 90 % of the wealth in the nation.

I think that this lack of representation is a big stimulus for people who do not vote. I would encourage you to vote and then maybe try and get involved in local and federal politics. See voting is good citizenship and odds are that… you are not part of the 1% and those of use in the 99% desperately need to be properly represented.

My dad used to say that part of the problem with politics was that, the working class did not get involved because they were busy working well dad was and still is right

peace

john3c

 

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