It still remains the one opportunity for a single voice. It's a right... a privilege that so many people around the world would literally die to have.
The combination of voting privileges plus a free press are the cornerstones of a free society, a democracy. Even though it often feels like your vote doesn't matter, please believe that it DOES. It always does. A waterfall begins with one raindrop. Without every voice, we are left with rule by the few who may or may not understand, let alone represent our collective voice.
I personally feel that if you don't vote then you don't get to complain either - about how the country is going to hell in a hand-basket; or how so&so doesn't know what he's doing, etc. etc.
You forfeit your right to b*tch.
SO, yes, that means we all have to educate yourself about what these politicians and their parties represent (and for me, that means READING what their platforms are not simply allowing the talking heads to TELL me).
So check them out and decide for yourself who will BEST represent you:
At the end of the day though, I just hope everyone votes. And I hope we all vote simply because we CAN in the greatest nation on earth.
THINK. WRITE. BELIEVE. ACT/VOTE!