Lazy Americans

It is always interesting to listen to the excuses for why people do not go out to vote.

Some people say that they are too busy, others say that they do not know enough about the candidates or the issues, some say that they do not like any of the candidates, and others are just plain lazy.

Whenever I hear these lame excuses I get upset because Americans will wait in line for hours to watch the latest Star Wars or ride on a new ride at Disneyland, but they will not even take an hour or two out of their day to vote.

I heard on the radio today that people were lining up at 6 a.m. this morning in order to see the new Star Wars that opens at midnight. This caused me to think of a solution to get people to vote. We can tell them that they are really waiting in line for the next great movie and instead they will be waiting in line to vote. Americans need to get their priorities in order and realize that there are more important things in life than Star Wars.

Posted by Nathan Melton at May 19, 2005 1:17 AM