Don’t Vote

October 25th, 2019 by Ken

If you’ve attended candidate forums, met with the candidates one-on-one, or if you have listen to the interviews I’ve recorded on my Coffee With Ken show, then this article isn’t for you and you don’t need to read any further.

However, if you have read your Voter’s Guide, read the political brochures you’ve received in the mail, or talked with your friends about how to vote – – then this article is for you.

Don’t Vote.  You’re an ignorant voter and you should tear up your ballot, put it in the recycle bin and let those of us “educated” voters cast our ballots and make the decisions for you.

Democracy is a great political system, providing the person voting is educated.  Too often however, most people vote out of ignorance – or laziness.  It’s fairly easy to read the voters guide, glance at the political mailings you’ve received and ask your friend Alice how you should vote.  That’s the reason we’ve received the kind of government we currently have.

It’s not enough just to vote, as some people insist.  You must be educated.  You must take the time to find out who you’re voting for, what she stands for, how she plans to solve the problems most important to you.  You shouldn’t vote for someone because of her gender, or what political party she belongs to.  (If I use the feminine pronoun it’s by choice. Women and Democrats dominate the political system in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater.)

Don’t depend on the Voters Guide.  It is not unbiased.  It is a product of the candidates and nothing the candidates say in the guide can be declared the truth.  You must  attend candidate forums.  Buttonhole candidates when you encounter them.  Ask them the hard questions.  Read, or listen to unbiased interviews.  Talk with people who think different from you and get their opinion.  Make up your mind to be an educated voter.

If you can’t do that, then tear up your ballot and let me decide.  I consider myself an educated voter.

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