There Is No Such Thing As Not Voting

by Glasstire November 5, 2018

In 1941, Dr. Seuss commented on the “America First” movement, which resisted American involvement in World War II. [from the Special Collections and Archives, University of California San Diego]

“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.”

David Foster Wallace

Contact your candidate’s office right now and help get out the vote. And be sure to vote yourself.

For your ballot and polling location, visit the League of Women Voters.



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