If you don’t vote, you can’t complain and voting is your voice ~
Today I saw many people announce that they had “used their voice” by voting and that they had been taught (and teach their kids) that if they don’t vote, then they can’t complain. Well, that’s one view. I have another.
Oklahomans are rightfully up in arms over legislation authored by Senator Don Barrington (Rep.) that criminalizes wearing hoodies, as well other articles of clothing that conceal identity, in public. Oklahoma is making news for trying to ban the hoodie. Ugh. As ridiculous as it is to ban hoodies, the media narrative does not get to the heart of the matter.
While politicos, pundits, and activists across the country were relishing in the Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate after the 2014 midterms (I have a “wait and see” attitude about whether or not this matters in terms of reducing government and increasing individual freedom based on the party’s track record http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/bp87.pdf), the result of a school bond vote in Logan County, Oklahoma captivated my interest, especially after the proposition failed to pass.