“I want to ignore your [posts and articles], but I can’t”
Thank you to everyone who reads what I write. I wish I could say that I make money for my political commentary efforts, but I don’t (feel free to donate and change that). Ultimately I do it because we the people deserve to know what is going on. It’s our Government, and politicians at all levels need to be held accountable to that reality.
“What do you want to get out of this?”
At the end of the day I want people to vote. I don’t care who you vote for (though I tend to prefer Republican candidates) as long as you vote. I guarantee things will never get better if you don’t vote, and they might get better if we all vote. No matter who you choose, your vote matters. Saying it doesn’t only helps those that count on the public being uninformed – and I refer back to the guarantee that if you don’t vote, things won’t get better.
“Why should I vote?”
The best answer is, has not voting improved anything? Is being uninvolved in the issues that affect your job, your paycheck, your quality of life helped to make any of that better? The answer is NO. If politicians (of ANY party) are held unaccountable, if they can be corrupt and play favorites, and still be (re-)elected year after year, you will NEVER see a better government. But if you vote, if you are involved, if for no other reason than self-preservation, politicians will act and at least a few things will get better.
I will not ask anyone to vote blindly. I don’t ask people to believe what I believe. But I do ask that everyone be involved, at least in voting. And again, I thank you for the attention you have given me so far, and hopefully in the future too.”
Michael “Vass” Vasquez – 8/8/15 @ 3:37am