It’s not important unless it’s honored.
Simply believing something is valuable does not grant it worth unless it has proven itself to have integrity and brings progress to humanity.
So even though many people consider the ballot to be the symbol of our freedom, the true symbol of our individuality is the liberty to speak out.
Until we reach a time when everybody in America over the age of eighteen is able to vote in whatever framework is comfortable to them, the elections can be manipulated and twisted to the advantage of the most devious candidate.
We also cannot insist that the ballot has great power when electing a President comes down to the electoral votes of a half-dozen states. When a vote in Rhode Island has the same weight as a vote in California, then we will truly have unleashed the power of the ballot.
Until then, we’re allowing pernicious, well-educated pundits to find evil ways to limit the authority of one group while promoting the predominance of another.
I think voting is a beautiful idea–if it is allowed to be purely a head count.
But when we divide it into districts, states, and then place restrictions on citizens, we are lying to ourselves and the world around us.
Let the ballot be the ballot.
Then count the votes, and from that tally … derive a leader.
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