I ‘ve been wearing my “one” bracelet for about a year or more now, and every so often I check their site http://www.one.org for any updates on the movement.
For those of you who don’t know One, is Bono’s organization that is working to globally eliminate AIDS and poverty. Lofty goals, but it can be done, one person, one dollar at a time, thus the name “One”. It’s apolitical so even if you don’t agree with my radical anarchist leaning politics, you might consider that getting rid of AIDS and poverty is a good thing.
So anyway One.org has launched a new commercial, that says it all. “One Vote“- check it out. There are no excuses accepted, no BS will get you off. If you aren’t registered by now, SHAME ON YOU! If you are registered, then take the time to exercise one of your remaining rights and VOTE! It’s not only your right, it’s your civic duty to participate in the democracy. Remember the preamble. “for the people, by the people…” that means YOU! Otherwise we keep getting the bottom of the group of the ‘no kid left behind’ that this country has to offer, and we will continue to lose chunks of our constitution… like Habeas Corpus. What the hell? You weren’t using that right were you?
Anyway, it’s important that you make the time to know the candidates, know the questions, know what’s going on in your little piece of the world. Because what you do or don’t do, does affect us all.