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Online eaglescouter

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It's true, the people are asleep
« on: June 03, 2014, 09:59:18 PM »
We just returned from the polling place in my neighborhood.  There are 762 people registered to vote at this location.  When we voted at 5:45PM we were voters number 27 and 28 (note that there were also approximately 50 mail in ballots received).

The good news:  My vote is not being diluted, thus I have more say in the electoral process than I should.
The bad news:  My fellow Americans are asleep and negligent in their duties.

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Re: It's true, the people are asleep
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 10:13:28 PM »
 :'(

I miss America.
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Re: It's true, the people are asleep
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 11:56:25 AM »
My husband and I, as part of our benedictions, have started asking students a series of questions about their elected representatives at varying levels.

Not one student over the past two shoots has been able to name both their federal senators and their federal representative.

Only a few have been able to name the governor of their state.

One was able to name his local elected officials.
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A light that doth not depart;
And his look, or a word he hath spoken,
Wrought flame in another man's heart."

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Re: It's true, the people are asleep
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 12:32:39 PM »
We just returned from the polling place in my neighborhood.  There are 762 people registered to vote at this location.  When we voted at 5:45PM we were voters number 27 and 28 (note that there were also approximately 50 mail in ballots received).

The good news:  My vote is not being diluted, thus I have more say in the electoral process than I should.
The bad news:  My fellow Americans are asleep and negligent in their duties.

I have early work in the morning, so when i stopped in yesterday at 7:30AM(1/2hr after the polling place opened) i was voter #1! Very Sad indeed.

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Re: It's true, the people are asleep
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 07:05:37 PM »
Agreed. In Humboldt, with 100% of precincts reporting, 22,535 of 75,427 voters voted. 29.88%. Ouch.