Pat Drummond :: life & technology

October 31, 2020

"A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote"

(excerpt from Crave TV Oct.30, 2020)

You ask the kids why they didn't vote and they'll tell you.

They don't care about politics.

All politicians are the same and they are above it. So lets go down a quick list.

Do you hope to have a job one day?

Do you care about politics?

Do you have a student loan?

Do you have a credit card?

Do you care about politics?

Are you impervious to illness or injury or infection?

Do you have parents?

Do you think you'll have kids?

Do you care about what kind of school they'll go to?

Do you care about politics?

Do you care about other people?

Kids born in unimamanable poverty.

People being singled out and brutallized because of their race, their religion, their national origin, whom they choose to love,

Free speech, free press, a women's right to choose

A black man's right to breath

An eighth grader's right to be free from fear that social studies won't be interrupted by automatic gunfire

If you want politicians to stop ignoring you then you have to stop ignoring politics.

Because ignoring it wont' make you a buffet, it makes you outside of it.

If you're 18, 19, 20 years old this is your fist vote.

Whatever you think about votes, It's how we choose our future.

That future doesn't just happen. It's something we make ourselves.

And if you don't choose, someone else will choose for you.

So, young people, you know, people our age, we urge you to care about politics, because chances are, you already do.

Although I'm not American and won't be voting Tuesday, I thought this showed us why we must vote (if we are allowed) and why democracy is worth defending.