Election Day Thoughts

Some interesting thoughts from this guy who, like me,  grew up in Prince Georges County, MD.

Reshared post from +Sergey Brin

I must confess, I am dreading today's elections.
Not because of who might win or lose.
Not because as a Californian, my vote for President will count 1/3 as much as an Alaskan (actually it won't matter at all — I'm not in a swing state).
Not because my vote for Senate will count 1/50 as much as an Alaskan.

But because no matter what the outcome, our government will still be a giant bonfire of partisanship.  It is ironic since whenever I have met with our elected officials they are invariably thoughtful, well-meaning people.  And yet collectively 90% of their effort seems to be focused on how to stick it to the other party.

So my plea to the victors — whoever they might be: please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as independents in name and in spirit.  It is probably the biggest contribution you can make to the country.

[If you agree, pass it on to your newly elected officials.]

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4 thoughts on “Election Day Thoughts

  1. I was also at ERHS. My sister was same class as Brin and remembers him, though they weren't friends. I grew up in New Carrolton and Greenbelt. Still have family & friends in Crofton & Bowie.

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