You Say Vote

you-say-voteYou say vote and someone says:

“Democracy is a sham. Those people don’t speak for me. The system is rigged.”

You say vote. Someone says:

“Well, it doesn’t make a difference. This state is red. Another state is blue. This thing is already a lock.”

You say vote. Someone says:

“Hey, I’m making a statement by not voting.”

And, you say:

Well, I can’t hear it. This is not about the White House. This is about your house. If you’re not registered to vote, you can’t sit on that jury. You can’t choose your mayor. You can’t choose your city council. You can’t even choose your district attorney. You can’t decide which measures will help your family and community and which will put them at risk.

This government was designed to be changed.

You can either make that change or you can take what little they give you. Democracy is not a sham. It’s a job. Our job. And it took too goddamn long to get it to just let it slide.

You say vote because there are people who still don’t want you to.

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Bamboozling ACORN

Just in case anyone had any doubt that George W. Bush’s highly politicized Justice Department is up to its old tricks in the raids and investigation of ACORN’s voter registration efforts, TalkingPointsMemo posted a video of a similar initiative back in 2006.

The scumbag du jour was Bradley Schlozman, a thug with a history of intimidating voters from voting, especially minority voters. It was almost cruel watching this worm squirm under the glare of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D-VT). But the right wing noise has taken up the cry about ACORN and that’s all we’re going to hear from now until Election Day.

ACORN happens to be made up of minority community organizers that the Justice Dept. and the FBI is used to intimidating close to an election. They are sending a message to minorities: You can vote on Election Day but it ain’t gonna be easy.