One of the most enlightening things about meeting people and asking them to sign a petition is how many are not registered to vote, or at least claim they are not. I stayed at one place for several hours and in that time 3/4's of the people were unregistered. Workers! Yet they didn't care enough to vote for a better life, they just chose to ride the same horse after it died!
I don't understand the rationale behind that way of thinking. I know people are busy, I know they think their vote doesn't matter, but it does. If I've learned nothing else the past year, it's that every vote matters, and the subject matters. That's why we are in the mess we are in. Not enough people value their voice in how our country operates!
I'm only one lone voice, trying to put some logic back into our government, and I am backed by many people, which I am grateful for. But sometimes it feels like pushing that huge snowball back up the hill, instead of just letting it roll.
Yet on the other hand, I can fully understand. People are tired of politicians and their lies. They have been lied to for so long that politician is a four letter word, and not a good one. They make it so difficult for an average person to break into the game. Why should a party member be required to submit 1,000 signatures and an independent have to submit 2,000? Is it that they want the game all to themselves, thereby discouraging competition? Or are they afraid that someone other than a party member, who can be controlled
by fear of not being reelected, will bring some common sense to Congress? I don't know yet, but I'm getting a strong beginners lesson.
Peace to all.