Today is Election day. It’s time to get out and do your part to contribute to our democracy. But that fact alone got me thinking a bit this morning… (Get ready for the ramble…)
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Is there a difference between blissful ignorance and willful ignorance? I think so.
If you’re blissfully ignorant, you truthfully don’t know any better. And being willfully ignorant means you don’t want to know.
In the current political season, I have to wonder…
It’s impossible to be totally blind to politics the year leading up to a presidential election unless you live in the woods and shun television, movies, games, radio… and people who don’t shun those things. You pretty much have to crawl under a rock and stay there, especially for the last month leading up to the actual election.
I love our country. But I’m sick of political ads. It’s sad when I’d rather go back to listening to ads about car sales than about what measure or person I as a voter should vote for. It’s also sad when on Sunday, you get people knocking on your door urging you to vote for their candidate.
I voted via mail-in ballot this year. I’m done. But the hullabaloo isn’t done yet.
It’s time for the election to be over. Then we can get on with whatever damage the next candidate (and measures) happen to do.
But that said, I’m glad I voted. You should vote too. If you don’t vote, you don’t have a right to complain. 🙂
So get out and VOTE!