People vote to get representation in political office for what they believe or want.
– Gun Rights
– Abortion Rights
– Civil Rights
– Social Entitlements
– International Engagement
– Strong Defense
– Low Taxes
– Etc. Etc. Etc.
But now, cities like Los Angeles that are looking to boost voter turnout want to offer cash prizes.
The cash prize “might include a prize as high as $50,000.”
Nice (not!)–head to the polls like you do to buy a Powerball ticket.
Votes, like love, is not something that should be bought.
For those fortunate enough to live in a free country, voting is a special right where everyone can have a say and influence the world around them.
Instead of focusing on handing out rides or money to go and vote, maybe instead we should create awareness of what a great opportunity it is to live in a democracy and be able to chart our own course rather than live like so many around the globe under the rule of dictators and tyrants.
Voting is a great privilege for those who care to stand up and make a difference by going to the polls, voting is not an ATM machine. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)