So this is my first blog
by, Apr 25 2012 at 06:14 PM (184 Views)
The name implies it all. I'm not big on other sites like facebook or google+ or wherever else you could go so here's my first one.
I don't know what to write about, so if there's a topic out there you want my opnion on, just let me know and I'll do something about it.
For my first blog, I'll do the US and all our problems. Expect a rant.
I guess I'll start with voting, seeing as how I can't do it yet and I"m on the sidelines, but probably more knowledgable about the candaites than the average voter.
I defend our current voting system to some extent. I'm not for voting IDs. And for a long time though I would lose these arguments. "Voting ID makes our elections voter fraud free" or "I guess you want voter fraud" That's all I heard. And I would keep losing these arguments. Why? Because getting a voter ID was easy. Show your driver's license, a passport, those worked and were easy to get. That is until it finally dawned on me how those disenfranchised voters.
Rewind to about 2 or so weeks ago. 7:30 AM on a Saturday morning, and I'm taking a shower to go to the DMV. Why? Because I was finally supposed to get my driver's permit. By this time I could have gotten my license if I got my permit on my birthday (I was born in September). But I didn't, I didn't care so I didn't study. 8:00 I take the test. 8:15, we're out of there, no permit. I failed the test. (It was so bad, they told me not to take the test again and study). The running gag in my family is that I failed on purpose. Which I more or less did.
But besides that point, I fast forward to a week later. A lightbulb goes off and says "Weren't there tests back before the civil right's movement about tests?" And then it downed on me. No passing grade, no driver's permit. No driver's permit, no Driver's lisence. No driver's lisence, no voting. How I had missed it all this time is beyond me.
So my mind by now is racing, mainly focusing on how stupid I was. But then there was another one. What about a passport? That works for voting too. But then I got another idea. Didn't people have to pay to vote in the past? Lightbulb goes over the head again. My passport cost money. $35 or so. No money, no passport. No passport, no voting.
So from there, I decided to do a little bit of digging around, seeing what other problems there might be.
Just a website where it shows the differnt voting laws.
Some I tended to agree with, like Michigans.
You don't have one, you can still vote.
But some, I tended to disagree with, like Missouris.
I'm not physically impaired to recieve a driver's lisence. Nor am I mentally. And I wasn't born before 1941.
So I checked out Missippi's, who is supposed to bring in even tougher rules.
I would be barely able to vote. Just barely.
So I support our current system. You have to prove it's you still, with a SS number or some other way, but at least I can vote.
But there is one other part I disagree with. Apparently there are some people out there who can't vote, and it's because of voter ID laws. It's people in Washington DC and our territories.
Just so people know it happens, not after her explaination. You of course are here to read mine.
Somehow, despite being US citizens, they don't have a right to vote in our federal elections. In Washington DC alone, there's 500,000 or so people who can't vote. And imagine the people in our territories who can't vote either. So I propose we change that.
We allow them to vote for the President and Reprsientives for the house. Why just those two? Because they're territories. I believe every US citizen should vote for their presidental choice. So the US citizens get a chance to vote for him, despite the fact they don't actually vote for him, our electoral college does. So the point is, they'll have people to send to the electoral college. And then the HOR, is to represent the people. So they should be able to send people to it, to represent our territories.
So why no senate and what happens to their votes in the electoral college? Because the senate is for the state, and territories aren't states. For the electoral college, sorry, but you guys lose two votes. Once again, territories aren't a state, and as much as I want to give them their two votes, senators are for the state.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my first blog rant. And if you've fallen aseep,
You'll wake up soon.