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Re: Off topic but important

Poster: akratts@boole.com

Why, Michael, you must live in Loudoun County. We've just had this very
same discussion here at work and I used your argument to convince one of my
coworkers to vote. Voting on amendments to the state constitution, bond
issues and local taxes is a perfect example of how my vote directly


Poster: Mike Dullaghan <michael.f.dullaghan@adn.alcatel.com>

   In my district there was one Congressional seat to vote for, but 5
   proposed amendments to the state constitution (3 I opposed, 2 were
   good enough that I was willing to vote for them), 4 bond issues (I
   actually supported all 4 this year) and one proposed local tax (I
   opposed). This is the real democratic process in action. I wasn't
   selecting someone in hopes that he would adequately represent my
   views, I was expressing these views directly. If you don't go to
   the polls you have given up _your_ political responsibility, just
   as if an elected representative didn't bother to vote in Congress.

   Even if you can't decide on some issues in an election, you should
   still vote on those you do care about. Nobody said you have to fill
   out every section of the ballot.

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