The Importance of Voting

October 21, 2010

"The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing." --Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Tuesday, November 2 is Election Day--the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even numbered years. This election (as most are) is very important for the future of our country and the world. As a
not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, CFI cannot advocate for a particular candidate or party. However, CFI does take stands on issues. Be sure to vote for the candidates who most closely represent your personal viewpoint.

My fear is that many people are so disillusioned that they will not vote. Many people are still out of work. Many are discouraged by the lack of progress made by their elected representatives and feel that promises have been broken. There is a deep division in the country between political ideologies and factions. Some are just fed up with all the rhetoric and don't want to have anything to do with any of the candidates. Many may think that they are outnumbered in their particular district or state and may decide that it is futile to cast their vote. They may think that no candidate represents their point of view. However, even if it is the "lesser of the evils" for whom you cast your vote, please exercise your Constitutional right.

I would urge everyone to take the advice of Edmund Burke and do not remain silent on this Election Day, 2010. The future for our children and grandchildren is too important.


#1 Pau Cortès Font de Rubinat (Guest) on Friday October 22, 2010 at 4:21am

A very superficial analysis will tell you that the amount of people above average intelligence are no more than 50 per cent. Of these, some have had little chance of getting a good education. Many others, have had experiences that resulted in a deficient emotional development, resulting in an inability to use their learning and reasoning capacities effectively. Finally there are those that their interests do not leave room for political knowledge.
How many do we have left to make reasonable choices?

#2 oldebabe (Guest) on Friday October 22, 2010 at 12:24pm

It would be good if your important and sensible message could reach everyone.  And it always amazes me that anyone who can vote DOESN’T vote or want to vote.

#3 Sercan Güler (Guest) on Friday October 22, 2010 at 5:28pm

#4 SocraticGadfly (Guest) on Saturday October 23, 2010 at 12:20am


Voting also depends on having more options. As a left-liberal, albeit a skeptical one, seeing the hold the bipartisan duopoly has on the electoral process in America, it’s easy for insightful people to get disgusted.

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