100th Post – Vote, No Excuses

Hey guys, it’s my 100th post!  I’m pretty excited about this.  Here’s hoping to 100 more!  Thanks for being so supportive everyone!

I have a lot of things to update about, but I’ll do all that later.  I have something important to talk about right now.

I voted this morning.  I’m sad that my polling place was not distributing ‘I Voted’ stickers, but I still voted.  I don’t care who you vote for, just get out and vote.

Well….. that’s not entirely true.  I do care that you’re making an informed decision instead of just pressing random buttons.  So, I’ll amend that.  I don’t care who you vote for, just get out and cast an educated vote!

I don’t want to start a political debate.  I understand that everyone has different priorities and views.  There’s no candidate that could make everyone in the United States happy.

I decided to ‘waste’ my vote this year on Jill Stein.  I know that my vote isn’t going to change the outcome of this election.  Third party candidates don’t get enough attention to be taken seriously yet.  YET.  I’ve heard the sentence “I’d vote for <insert third party candidate here> this year, but I feel like I’d be wasting my vote” so many times that I lost count.  If everyone who thought that way voted the way they really wanted, it would make a difference.  The votes wouldn’t be wasted.

I’m hoping that by voting for someone I truly believe in instead of the ‘lesser of two evils,’ I’ll make a difference for future elections.  I’m hoping that, by telling all of you that I voted for a third party candidate, at least one person will be inspired to do the same.  If that person speaks out about it, then someone else will be inspired.  It’s a domino effect.  Eventually we’ll have more serious choices for presidency and no one will have to settle on someone just because they’re not as bad as the other choice.

So, get out there and vote for someone you can really stand behind.  If you need help making an informed decision, please visit this post.  Don’t be afraid to go against the grain.

“Wasting your vote is voting for somebody that you don’t believe in.”  –Gary Johnson

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About pamasaurus

"I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am." ~Mason Cooley I'm a married stay at home mom living in Southern New Jersey. I have one daughter, one son, and three furbabies. I love to cook. I love to craft. I love to sew. I just.... love to create in general. I also am pretty fond of adventuring, of exploring new places. I'm shy when I first meet people, but once I'm comfortable with them, you can't shut me up. I'm crazy and silly. I have an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
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16 Responses to 100th Post – Vote, No Excuses

  1. So glad you voted – and for the person you believe in. 🙂

  2. Congratulations too, on your 100thpost! xx

  3. mhdriver says:

    And if you didn’t vote don’t complain. I’m glad you liked my sign of Ducks Walking. Thank you for visiting my site. I thought it was kind of funny.

    • pamasaurus says:

      Exactly! It’s usually the ones that don’t bother voting that are the loudest at voicing their disapproval!

      It’s funny because I just saw that exact sign for the first time on Sunday morning!

  4. Great post. I agree wholeheartedly!

  5. Congratulations on 100 posts! It doesn’t seem like it’s been that many, but – I guess it has. I’ve really enjoyed getting to you know through our FB pages and posts on blogs. I think if we lived near each other, we would be good neighbors. I’m so glad you voted for the person of your choice. Tonight, there is a state question here that will ultimately do away with the agency me, my daughter, and until about noon today my husband, work for. While it scares me and I know the state will regret it – majority rules in a democracy and you either believe in it or you don’t. I do, so I will accept the vote and let the chips fall where they may. In a democracy, you are either all in or a hypocrite. xolxoxo

    • pamasaurus says:

      Thanks!! I’ve really enjoyed getting to you know, too! We’d be fabulous neighbors, I think 😀

      I think that is what is important… vote for the person who is best for you and hope things work out. No one person can control the way the vote goes. It’s the great thing about democracy. You’re right. You have to trust in the process.

      I hope things work out for your jobs! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!!!

  6. Angie says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post!!! I really enjoy your posts/blog!!!
    Glad you voted.

  7. It’s funny you say the third party votes won’t count. I’m not entirely sure how the system works in the US (I know Obama won). In Australia at our last election, we actually had a hung parliament, because neither party (we have Socialist & Conservative as our main parties also) had gained enough votes to make a clear winner. Our current government is actually a minority government. It’s crazy. But what I’m getting at is that we the people got jack of the two main parties and voted a whole bunch of the smaller parties and they actually got in and changed the landscape of our politics all together.

    • Also, congratulations on your 100th post! 🙂

    • pamasaurus says:

      I hope that one day we’ll have more real choices. We’ve had a two party system for so long that most people don’t realize there are other people. The third party candidates don’t get to participate in the debates unless they jump through a bunch of hoops. It sucks :/

      In this election, Obama and Romney each got 57-60 million votes. The candidate that came in third got 1 million. They have some catching up to do :/

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