Oh ApathySeptember 29, 2011 —
How many times do you hear people say how broken the United States government is? Republican, Democrat, Green, Libertarian, Anarchist, it simply does not matter what party you are you must agree that on some level the system needs to be improved. We have more debt per capita than even Greece, are fighting two wars, and our unemployment rate is almost as scary as Newt Gingrich thinks the Mexican Revolution will be. Some days it looks like the system should be dismantled brick by brick as soon as possible. Any day my country is building a bridge or ordering sixteen dollars for a muffin I want to walk over there with a sledgehammer and start banging away. While I know I am not the only one who feels this way, I know someone else who really needs the sense knocked into them: the apathetic. Ladies and gentlemen the system is indeed broken, but it is up to us to fix it. There is no system too broken that motivated individuals can fix it through peaceful yet still impactful means. History has told us that through perseverance can affect change. I am not asking for protests, petitions, or pamphlets. All I want is one subtle act of rebellion against the status quo. I want you to remain consistently informed about not just the United States but the world and when the appropriate time comes I want you to vote. Vote for the candidate that you think has the best ideas for America and the world in equal weight regardless of whether that candidate is doomed to second because that vote is a manifestation of your voice in a democracy because once enough of those votes accumulate politicians will get the message.