katharine gets political (part one)

Reminders and observations for the 2012 U.S. presidential election:

Politicians count on your lack of interest and your aversion to engaging in political discourse.

American homosexuals are American citizens. They pay taxes, own property, obey (most of) the laws, and have the right to vote.

Corporations are not American citizens. They pay (some) taxes, own property, (for giggles let’s assume) obey (a few of) the laws, but do not have the right to vote.

Corporations are not people. Okay, they have some rights and responsibilities of people. They definitely are not human.

Are you sure you want to throw support behind anyone who might prioritize the wants/needs of a faceless entity over the wants/needs of human, tax-paying, (mostly) law-abiding citizens?

If you pay taxes, the politicians are your employees. They should be working for you and in your interest.

Scare tactics and misinformation about the opponent are meant to distract you from the real issues.

Politics are not sports. Just because your “team” beats the other “team” doesn’t mean you win. And certainly the people of your country/state or province/town don’t win. The terrorists don’t really win either, but they are kind of smug and self-satisfied for a few minutes.

It’s more satisfying if you’re voting for something rather than against something.

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