The only intersection we have with our government that has a direct effect is when we vote. The act of voting is limited to a very brief moment where our decision about a candidate is our only way of telling our government what we want done. Voting has become a choice for or the rejection of the ideology of political parties instead of a choice for a candidate. We only have one of two choices, for the hard-right conservatism, corruption, cronyism, all power to the wealthy and corporations of the Republicans, or for the liberal, even-handed, open-minded, serve the interests of the people that we hope the Democrats will provide. Because our choice is so limited and is the only way we can send a message to those who would run our government, it is of extreme importance that they pay attention to our choices.
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