Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote at govotecolorado.com. So regardless of how you are going to vote, you should register. I have my reasons for voting the way I am voting. I am not trying to promote a party. I am not about forcing my ideas on others. This process is one of great importance, and what has made our country so damn awesome for its hundreds of years of existence. You see you are giving the chance to participate in this great experiment. There are many things on the table that you actually get a say in.
In Colorado we have few measures on the bill, aside from the presidential race. There are seats in congress, the senate, a few judges, and even a measure to legalize pot in the state for personal use. There is so much going on, and it should be entertaining. So the question that is out there right now, is will you stand on the way side or at least get your views out there? You see, that is the important part. We all have a responsibility to enable this to be effective. We have to show the whole purpose of this experiment.
Based on this, this incidentally is the core of the reason I vote the way I vote. You see the government is not about charity or making life better for others. It is about all those things a federal government should provide for those in its borders, but what makes us different is supposed to be an acceptance of responsibility. It is not an exercise in denial. You see we as Americans can not blame our government for our woes, because this government is supposed to be of the people, by the people, not some ominous council of assholes telling us how to live our life.
This is why we vote. This is why we vote on all the things that we can. This is why we inform ourselves on the process and those bills, persons, or referendums put before our vote. We do not vote like its a menu of things we want, we do not look to desert. We look to the options of things that require our attention in order to be responsible for our own governance. This is the reason we vote. It is not about opinion, but belief. This process is not about being popular and expressing your hipster idealism. It is about responsibility, it is about doing what is right for your community, your country, not just yourself.
Regardless of how you feel about whomever is running on what ever platform, you need to consider all the options and look through all the thirty second sound bites full of bullshit. It not about you, it is not about what you can get out of it, but it is about participating in a lasting legacy of self reliance. It is about telling the world that Americans actually do not need to be told what do. You have freedoms, but the greater gift is what that freedom affords. You see you can be truly free like that child dancing in the field in the summer sun, or you can enjoy the real freedom most people ignore. You see the freedom you really have is the chains of responsibility. You have the choice of what to do with your life because you accept responsibility for it. One of those responsibilities is to vote.
So what ever campaign they use to get you to the booth, embrace it. Rock the Vote, Buy the Vote, or what ever crap you need to get you out there to accept your responsibility to your own freedom. This is what I mean when I say that people ignore the sacrifice of the soldiers that came before us. The men and women from the early days, like Valley Forge, bleed and died to insure you had the right to take that personal responsibility.