Saturday, October 13, 2012

Politics is only a little less important than your heart rate…

By Jim Yardley at americanthinker.com

… politics is not a hobby.  It is not a pastime…

Politics is only a little less important than your heart rate.


Look at it this way: politics is the way we, as a nation and a culture, have determined what common rules and customs we have agreed to live by for nearly 225 years.  But when politics is ignored by as much as a third of the population, and those who store great faith in the progressive dream are incredibly motivated, well, I hope everyone will enjoy ObamaCare.

And it starts at the very lowest local level.  You didn't vote in the last school board election?  Then don't complain about Michelle determining not only what your kids will eat in school, but how much they will be allowed to eat.  Don't complain when your kids are bullied -- by a teacher, no less -- because of the words on their t-shirts.  Don't get upset when the history books that they read evaluate the contributions of historic figures not by how much they helped form what used to be the quintessential American character, but rather by how many are listed in the book and what the racial balance among Native Americans, whites, blacks, Latino/Hispanics, and Asians is.

You live in New York City and didn't vote?  Then stop whining about being limited to a 16-ounce plastic cup full of Coke, Pepsi, or whatever your choice of beverage might be…

Sensible people check the locks on the doors of their homes before they turn in for the night, right?  Why?  It's a way to protect yourself and your family.  Voting is almost identical in intent and result.  Not voting is like leaving your doors wide open and putting up a sign on your front lawn that says "Looters Welcome"!

Read it all here …