Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The High Cost of an Asshole

It is the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November.  It is Election Day in these United States.  Even if you live in a place, as I do, where your electoral options are equally unattractive, take the few minutes necessary to perform your civic duty.  

Cast your ballot.  If you do not, then suppress the reflex to complain aloud about the individuals who are elected to represent you.  Remember, you can either be a tool for change or simply a tool.  

And if you are a tool, then an asshole such as Congressman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia, is the price all of us pay.    

He is a price that none of us can afford to pay.  He is also a price that none of us should be willing to pay.

Food for thought:  People have died to guarantee our right to vote.  People should not die because we are too lazy to exercise it.  And if we are, they will.


1 comment:

Ner said...

Lifelong benefits for elected officials after 1 term but let's slash benefits for families of actual heroes.