To vote or not to vote, that is the question... Oct 19, 2005 20:14:29 GMT -5
Post by timmy84 on Oct 19, 2005 20:14:29 GMT -5
Well, I have just founded out that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 again has an expiring date (last time was 17 years - 1982 - and President Reagan renewed it for 25 years up to 2007). But really, with all the cries of "we need to get Congress or whoever to renew the Voting Act for 'another 30 or so years'", I often wonder, and don't get at me for this, what's the need to vote anyway? I can understand the struggles that we have had in fighting to vote ever since the 15th Amendment was passed in 1868, but after all the politicial b.s. that has gone on in the last 40 years since the Voting Rights Act passed, I'm beginning to think it's not really valid if that said politician doesn't do anything to uplift a nation but tear down its basis for which it stand. I mean, why do we always have an "act" if some don't use it. And as you notice, not all blacks want to vote for various reasons, one being religion. It shouldn't be no coincendence that whatever went on during that time period where we finally were able to go to booths to vote without having oppressors in our face with guns and pitchforks or whatever, no really great progress has been made to make things better for us as a people. And I'm left with the question: does it all matter if certain parties vote their guy in without looking at the vote and without really looking at the issues that still grip us as a nation. As we still fight for equality, the question still comes up: is it right for us to vote for whoever even if that president or person in office doesn't do a thing about it? I mean, what can we do to make sure that when they renew it again for how many years in whatever period that the next man in charge doesn't do anything to degrade the nation as well as degrade the very people that were once despised as being inferior - us?
Let's discuss this.
Let's discuss this.