I’m going to take a card out of one of the many other providers of web-based entertainment’s decks and step out of the music media realm for a second and stress that if you are of eighteen years or older and a citizen of these United States that you get yourself over to a voting center and cast your ballot. Whether you always think so or no, we live in an amazing country that while sometimes dealing with some downward times, always offers you the chance to speak your mind and cast your opinion at election time. The great Frank Zappa was ALWAYS involved in getting his fans and worldwide listeners to speak their voice and he even had tables outside at his merchandise area where you could register your name to be allowed to vote if you had not done so already. It was great to find someone like Zappa doing that and now for many years later we have seen bands taking a stand and encouraging their fans to do the same. That’s where the whole “Rock The Vote” idealogy came from. Perhaps we can institute a “Metal The Vote”. Of course I think it needs a better tagline.
I don’t care whether you like President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney because we all have our views on either of these candidates and how they want to guide our country. Do you like what the President is doing or has done and want to see where he will go with it? Then cast your vote. Do you think that Romney offers you a sound perspective on the changes that need to be made and speaks to you as a citizen and an individual? Then cast your vote. If you don’t like either of them, then write a logical choice in but be smart about it. To speak of it personally, I have always loved being able to vote. I’ve done it each and every major election since I was legally allowed to do so and even done some of the smaller regional ones in the belief that I was expressing my views. It’s a privilege that so many around the world do not even have.
The worst thing that you can do is let this day go by you without doing something. In my opinion you don’t officially count as an arguing opinion if you don’t like the outcome after you didn’t seek to put who you believed the most in into the office. You know these kind of people. They hate the whole system and never vote. I think its safe to assume that many members of our favorite bands take the time to vote. Please do not add yourself to this list. Below is a link for you to register if you have not already done so. Comments are closed on this posting because its not meant to start any lengthy dialogue but more to suggest that you use one of the amazing rights that you have available in the USA. I cast my ballot already for…………(you didn’t think I was going to tell you did I??)
Register To Vote HERE