02 November 2010

Daily Quotation

Do you know what bothers me?  Is that every election year as well, you get the voter registration drives aimed at the young people.  'Rock the vote!  The vote's crack-a-lackin'!  Think the vote!  You'll music the vote!  Mmm-doo-doo-duh-doo-doot!  Here:  the vote! the vote! the vote! the vote! the vote! the vote! the vote!'  Are we so lost we have to be sold our own democratic right?  What the Hell is wrong with--what is going on?  We have to sexy up the vote for young people?  Remember four years ago Puff 'Diddley' had that group, 'Vote or Die!'?  Then it turns out he didn't even vote himself?  Maybe he forgot which name he registered under.

Listen, here's what I'm saying to you, here's what I would say, here's what I would say:  if you don't vote, you're a moron.  Right?  Just something else:  I know what you're saying 'Well, not voting is a vote.'  No it isn't.  Not voting is just being stupid.  Voting is not sexy.  Voting is not hip.  It is not fashionable.  It's not a movie.  It's not a video game.  All the kids ain't doing it.  Frankly, voting is a pain in the ass.  But here's a word, look it up:  it is your 'duty' to vote.  Duty!  The foundation, the foundation in this democracy is based on free people making free choices.  So:  young people, if you can't take your hand out of your bag of Cheetos long enough to fill out a form, then you can't complain when we wind up with 'President Sanjaya'.

Listen, I'm an American.  This country as it is, at war, right now; Americans in foreign lands, wearing uniforms, representing this country, are losing their lives.  Americans here in this country are losing their homes.  We have two patriotic candidates, right?  They both love this country.  They have different ideas about what to do with it.  Learn about them.  Read about them.  Question them.  Listen to them.  Then, on election day, exercise your sacred right as an American, and listen to yourself.
~ Craig Ferguson - The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson ~

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