Wednesday, January 9, 2008

114-year-old woman registers to vote: why won't you?

A 114-year-old Chicago woman recently registered to vote, according to the Associated Press.

Virginia Call had apparently voted up until about 20 years ago when she moved and forgot to update her voter registration information. Now, she can vote if she chooses to.

Lots of cynics will say that one person's vote doesn't make a difference, but I really believe the upcoming presidential election is one of the most important in years. As the red and blue state divide of the last two elections have shown, a significant chunk of America thinks we should go one way, while the other chunk believes we should go another.

As always, if you can't be bothered to vote, don't complain to me when you are unhappy with our government. If you don't vote, you are blowing a chance to have your voice heard.

And that is nobody's fault but your own.

So stop your whining. This means you!

3 comments:

Joltin' Django said...

If I live to be 100, you can damn-well bet that I'll still be voting ... for the GOP.

As for Ms. Call, I'll bet she consumed lots of hot sauce. I hear hot sauce-consumption is the key to good health/long life:

http://www.sweatnspice.com/hotfoods_healthinfo.php

Mary Beth said...

We are not cynics. (Maybe some of us are but I am not.)

Chris said...

Mary Beth, I know you are not a cynic. I'm just trying to motivate the masses.