Sunday, November 7, 2010

Go ahead and hate me.

Last Tuesday, I didn't vote. I know, civic duty, blah blah. Whatever.

The truth is, I hate politicians. Okay, I take it back. I don't hate them. We're not supposed to hate anyone. I have a severe distrust of politicians.

They spend BILLIONS of dollars on campaign ads that are nothing more than trash talk.

They don't have as simple a thing as respect for each other, so how am I to believe they have respect for us, the people they're supposed to represent?

People keep saying it's my right to vote, it's my DUTY to vote, to voice my opinion. I get that. But if I have the right TO vote, don't I also have the right NOT to vote?

Whenever I think about voting, I get this overwhelming sense of dread and anxiety, and I can hear my conscience telling me not to do it, not to vote for these people who don't really care about me, who only care about selling themselves to the highest bidder.

And besides, there are more important things. Like the fact that God loves us unconditionally, and take care of us, no matter what sort of asshole politician CLAIMS he's taking care of us. God's the one who's really in control.

So fine. Hate me for not voting. The truth is, I couldn't care less.


  1. How can you tell if a politician is lying?

    His lips are moving.

    Leah, girl, when I get back to the Lou we need to hang out, because you need to remember that I could NEVER hate you. Unless you did something crazy, like killed my dad.

    Don't kill my dad Leah, or it is SO over with us.

  2. I think I'm going to take a page out of Sarah Ross's book, and anytime I don't trust or like a candidate, I'll write in myself. Then you're still exercising the right to go vote, but you are not lending support to someone you don't trust or respect.

    -Sam Durham

    P.S. I don't hate you. :-)