THING OF THE WEEK


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…on the THING for the Weeks of 11/10/2006 & 11/17/2006 :


Why Should (Or Shouldn't) You Vote?

message: Why shouldn't you? The government controls alot of stuff; who is in office can change your future dramatically. If you want to control your future, then control the government with your vote!
name: Ragnrlord

message: I am a woman and it was not until the 19th Amendment was passed in the early 1900's that I was given this "fundamental right." I think of all that those who have gone before me such as Susan B. Anthony, who fought so diligently to secure future womenÂ’s rights. The right to vote is my voice in politics. I am voting for myself and those who never had the option. I have no right to say anything about the government and its doings if I never even bothered to go and choose who we put in office.
name: Megan

message: The answer to whether one should vote or not is rather simple. You should vote because it is a great privilege. People fought, argued and struggled for years, even decades, some of them dying before they could see the fruits of their labor, just so we could have the right to vote. Not voting would be demeaning all their efforts. Even in the world today many countries do not give their citizens a right to vote. Some countries give the appearence of a democracy when in actually the government is corrupt and voting is rendered practically useless.
name: bleedinginkheart

message: cuz it's fun
name: george w.

message: I think you should vote because you have an opinion and your opinion DOES count. Its kinda selfish not to vote. Because it would kind of seem like you dont care who wins or looses. And you ARE part of this country. And you NEED and SHOULD be involved in what is about to or already happening to your country. And that is my opinion. And when I grow up i'm gonna vote every time. And am going to always be politically aware. It is the right thing. Trust me.
name: Someone special

message: don't vote because it's retards like Bush that ruin your country. see… i don't even want to admit i live here cuz he's a freakin idiot!
name: bamlover

message: The whole voting thing doesn't even matter. stupid republicans find a sneaky way to cheat and let dumb morons like Bush win. It's all a conspiracy, dude!
name: Jack Skellington

message: you should……shouldn't……maybe? i don't know. what do i look like? a political freak? no…maybe…i don't reallly care. the only thing i vote for is a class election and that doesn't matter; the most popular always wins. did you ever think that mmaybe they are only nice to you to get your vote then they can be as [mean] as they want. DUH!
name: kareless

message: I should vote because I want to be included in everything that involves me. Pick the right people for the right position and be a great citizen of the United States.
name: Alicia

message: I shouldn't vote because it doesn't matter anyway. The gov't always finds a way to let all the idiots win elections.... They cheat and nobody even knows! DUH!
name: bamlover

message: VOTING IS STUPID JUST LIKE ME AND ALL HUMANS!!! THE GOVERNMENT IS AGAINST US AND THE WORLD WILL END SOONER THAN YOU EXPECT IT! AAAAGH! I JUST SAW... YOUR MOM. YOU SHOULD WEAR BLACK. IT KEEPS YOU ALIVE LONGER!
name: GOTHICandLOVINit

message: We should be able to vote because I feel that everything, even things that effect us youth more than adults, are decided for us. We don't get to have ANY say in most things what-so-ever.
name: anonymous

message: You should vote because when you do, you help make a big decision for our country. This is important because it determines the government and many other things that are in the category of politics. Many of these things mean a big deal to the citizens of this country and it is a good thing if we get the political leader that we want as president, so that the country is being led in the right direction.
name: anonymous

message: you should vote because what/who is chosen will effect you!
name: Devyn

message: You should vote because if no one voted, we might just as well have a dictatorship or let the rich people run everything. It's hard enough to keep that from happening already so people should use what little power we have to give ourselves a voice!
name: Living Image

message: we should vote because we are mature and we have strong apions about how the goverment
name: anonymous