I hear it all the time... "It doesn't matter who you vote for, just get out and vote!" But is that really the case? Should everyone who's eligible to vote, actually vote?

I disagree with that whole sentiment. Quite honestly, not everyone is interested in politics, not everyone is versed on the choices they have in front of them, and I think that's totally okay. But also, maybe these folks shouldn't vote.

Regardless of whether you're Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, maybe you fall somewhere in between, I think we can all agree that we're living in a pretty toxic time, politically.

Every news outlet calls the other news outlets fake news. Truth be told: Whether you watch Fox or CNN, they're all biased, and they're all their to make money. Not in the cliche sense, but directly. Ratings = Revenue, and all these organizations have incredible teams of writers that write teases in such a perfect way to get you to watch longer. Watching longer = higher ratings = higher ad revenue.

And also, nowadays with Facebook being a primary source of information and disinformation, it's hard to sort through reality and fiction. Researching what you're actually voting for is now more important than ever. Researching the issues and figuring out on your own, through your own personal values, what direction you'd like this country to go. Not necessarily relying on friends and family and Facebook to help you form opinions.

One of the biggest things people are guilty of is what I like to call "passed down politics." People who decide they're Republican or Democrat just because their parents were, without questioning if that's really inline with their personal belief system.

The moral of the story here is... Yes, get out in vote, but know what you're voting for. Don't take someone else's word for it.


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