Friday, October 26, 2007

opinion exercise

Everybody knows that part of being a good citizen is voting. Voting is a lot like changing lanes on a busy highway.

When driving there are two ways to change lanes on a busy highway: the right way and the wrong way. In order to correctly change lanes on a highway, you must be aware of where you are and where you want to go. When you know where you want to go, you find the route to get there. When changing lanes in traffic you carefully analyze all of the motorists in your path. You look at how close they are, or how far away they are from you. This is similar to choosing political leadership. Voting should not be done without careful consideration of the facts. Anybody can change lanes without considering the other motorists on the highway and possibly avoid a collision. However when more motorists adopt this lazy and careless mentality disaster is sure to follow.
Consider this analogy next time you are asked to choose a political leader. Carefully assess all candidates, where are they headed in relationship to you. Choose carefully based on what you believe to be the facts. Sure, one person can get by with making a careless decision, but what happens when the majority does the same?

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