I have never been politically apathetic…until now.
I’ll be honest and say that politics in Jessamine county were what soured me…I spent time, effort, time, time away from my family, etc., and few things ever seemed to change. It felt like I was trying to help drain the ocean with a thimble. Oh, and it was raining while we were trying to drain that ocean.
So fast-forward 2 years to now, and I voted in Michigan’s primary last night because it’s a civic duty, but my heart wasn’t in it. There’s not one single candidate I agree with completely, and the one I did vote for (Ron Paul) I like, but I don’t think he’s got a snowball’s chance in Hades.
I’m honestly not sure there’s a candidate who has The Plan for the country on either side of the ticket. I’m tired of high taxes and out-of-control governmental spending (leading to~of course~higher taxes), and I’m not sure than anyone *but* Paul would shrink the size of the federal government. But even in Paul wants to, he’d have to compete with the Congress, and those people aren’t even going to consider shrinking government~because that’s where they work and how they are and they enjoy spending like drunken sailors. It’s easy to go on a shopping spree with someone else’s money.
Anyhow, I came across this cool website this morning that was interesting. It’s a Candidate Calculator and you get to rate your interests/concerns and then it matches up your concerns (mathematically) with a candidate. You can find it here. I was matched up with someone I’ve never heard of before (probably not a surprise since we kicked the MSM out of our lives), but I did find Dr. Paul down on the list and above other “mainstream candidates.”
If you’re not registered to vote, despite my apathy, I encourage you to do so. I will vote in November. But I think I’m past spending my time and energy (that I would rather spend with my family) on political candidates. I’ll inform myself through online resources and my friends and I will probably talk about it, but that’s about it.
I like this graphic~sort of makes me think that the Beatles had it right..