Don’t Exercise Your Rights…Lose Them
Kicking Voters Off The Rolls For Skipping Elections
It’s now up to the Supreme Court to protect the voter rolls since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has greenlighted kicking voters off the rolls for not consistently voting in elections. It’s a prediction I made in my various discussions with other social media users who have been admittedly lackadaisical about voting. Basically, if you don’t exercise your right to vote, you will possibly lose the right under the Trump administration.
This past presidential election left me very, very disappointed in Democrats who failed to vote in 2016, especially African-Americans. The too righteous vote for the lesser of two evils was just a lame excuse that didn’t set well with me and still doesn’t. The fact that the other side really doesn’t want you voting at all should be enough to wake people up to voting being a personal requirement.
People fought and died for our right to vote. Therefore, it’s a civil duty I’ve always taken seriously because our history requires it. My hope is all African-Americans will follow suit going forward. We have the most to lose when we don’t engage our political system and when we don’t know who our political leaders are. State and local policies with regards to policing, education and healthcare are evidenced by this lack of engagement. We simply cannot continue to sit on the side lines and hope for the best. We must vote and we must vote in every election.
Voting in my mind is about business, not who you feel warm and fuzzy about. It’s about who is the most competent, experienced and who will do the least damage to our democracy. It’s about the greater good of all people. It’s called being an adult and making hard choices-not voting for any reason is simply a cop out.