I realize that for many young people politics is probably “boring” and that they probably “could care less” or they simply “don’t give a damn” about political conventions. That’s ok…to some degree.
Here’s a personal message to those young men and women, ages 18 to at least 30 years old.
People, if you have nothing better to do (like HOMEWORK or a JOB), why not watch and/or listen to some of the events happening tonight, the LAST night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC)? More importantly, why not make sure you stay up to watch and listen to our President, Barack Obama, and his vision for CONTINUING the work he started four years ago? Choosing to make silly comments on Facebook, or to send silly text and tweet messages, or choosing to play video games, or even “fapping” (!) are NOT the things that will matter come Election Day in November, especially if YOU, who are old enough to vote, do not vote! For many of you, Election Day will be your FIRST TIME ever voting for a president, let alone for an issue or two in your respective city and/or state!
- Do you really know the candidates running for office?
- Do you really know AND understand their stand or position, or voting record on the issues that could affect you now, your future, and those of your family?
- Do you really understand WHY you are choosing to vote for either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama for President of the United States?
- Do you really know and understand the issues in your community that are up for public vote? What exactly is Proposition “”X” about?
Think carefully now! Consider whether the CHANGES that could happen under a Romney or an Obama presidency over the next FOUR YEARS, will be those in which YOU, who will then be four years older, will be proud to say you voted for “Candidate X” and/or for “Proposition X”.
Do NOT be the one who comes to regret not having educated yourself on the political happenings in your community and country or worse, who regrets not having exercised your constitutional right to vote!
Do I have your attention? Good! Now check out how young voters participated in the 2008 election here.