Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Probably the One and Only Time I Will Ever Blog About Politics.

(Please remember that this is my own personal opinion, you may disagree and you may have harsh comments for me, but I am entitled to my own opinion and this is my blog, the place where I am allowed to voice it)

So today is the BIG Election Day in the U.S. Normally I don’t say anything about politics ever, not even in person, because to be honest, it’s not my favorite subject. I slept through social studies classes in high school and almost didn’t graduate because of my grades in that class. Seriously. It’s not because I’m not smart or that I don’t understand, it’s that I think most of it is so ridiculous I just lose interest and I really don’t care.

This US election has been different for some reason. I actually know who both candidates are and what they stand for. That’s odd for me. Not only because normally I couldn’t care less but because I AM CANADIAN!!

Which brings me to the main point of this post and the part where I admit to something I am not sure if I am proud of or not... I have never voted, ever. Not in a local election, or a provincial one or a National one where we elect our Prime Minister. Why? Because I have never felt that I needed to. Nor have I EVER known who the candidates were. Like ever. No, I don’t live under a rock but I don’t (and won’t) go out of my way to research that information for our elections. I have always told everyone who asks me about voting, or lack there of, that the government/candidates need to send out one flyer or booklet laying out who the candidates are and what they stand for. Boom. One piece of paper that is delivered to my door to tell me my options. Maybe then I would vote. Maybe.

I mean seriously, what do I have to complain about living in Canada besides the weather which we all know government can’t change? I have FREE HEALTH CARE, I have a government that has supported me whenever I have needed it, and our country ISN’T AT WAR and doesn’t plan on ever starting wars with anyone. Our government doesn’t ever have major life altering changes. If Canadian candidates had such drastic differences like Romney and Obama and it was so-in-your-face-all-day-every-day about their opinions and shit than maybe it would be shoved down my throat to vote too.

In closing, since I actually do know about the candidates running for U.S. President this time, I really hope that America gets it right. I know if I lived there (and if I voted…) I would vote for Obama with out a doubt.


Angela Wiebe said...

I have never voted either. I find it horrifying in the fact that I know so much about US Politics and absolutely nothing about Canadian. Your right about that one piece of paper! That would be handie and helpful. And then maybe I would make the effort to vote!

Mich said...

My friend agreed with the paper idea too... maybe I should send the idea to Ottawa.

Anonymous said...

It's sad that we Canadians care more about the American election. I agree with this entire post. Word for Word. And i'm the friend who agrees about the flyer. :)