Okay, so it was 9:30am and I had just finished my Stats class. I had a ton of things that I could have done before my 12:30 class. One, start my research for a paper that’s due next Tuesday. Two, do the Stats homework I was just assigned. Three, read the next story for my Horror Lit class. Etc, Etc. But there I was, standing in the parking lot. I knew that I still had to pick up some boxes for the Sock Drive, and I also knew that I could take a chance and see if there was short line at the voting station. So I did. And you know what? I almost didn’t vote today. This really surprised me. You see, I often complain about what’s going on in politics, and I feel I can justly do so, because I vote. It doesn’t seem to make much sense to me when I hear people complain like a mob of angry shoppers about what’s going in government, and then I usually always hear: “And that’s why I don’t vote.” Today, I was almost a member of that angry mob. I almost didn’t vote. I think it’s crazy. I mean if you feel strongly about something, then try to be a part of it, by changing it, or keeping it the same. No matter your party: Republican, Democrat, Independent, Tea Party, WHATEVER, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is your voice. Make sure it’s heard. Vote.
Manatee/Sarasota County Area, Off-campus activities attended with SCF friends November 5th. 2010, 10:51am