August 3 Kansas Primary Election: Did...

August 3 Kansas Primary Election: Did you vote?

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Only the Truth

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#21 Aug 4, 2010
So we all went out to the polls to vote yes or no on the 1 cent sales tax increase, most of us forced to vote yes due to scare tactics by a certain group in town, just to find out later in the evening that the city commission has just voted to accept the budget admendment with a zero mil increase. So why did we vote for a 1 cent sales tax increase again?
Only the Truth

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#22 Aug 4, 2010
Old Sarge wrote:
Went in around 4:30. Not many, but a few people were in the 12th Street Center. I'm not supprised at the Sales tax vote. I am supprised at the low turn out for the vote. What was is, around 2500 total voters?
Thank you founding fathers for my right to vote, thanks to the service members, past and present, for defending it.
I heard that only 7-9% of the registered voters actually voted yesterday. I hear many people complaining all the time about the current condition of our city and yet people refuse to go out and vote in hopes of making a differance. I dont understand it. It only takes fives minutes out of your day to go and vote. It took me longer to write this comment, go figure.

Since: Jun 09

Junction City, KS

#23 Aug 4, 2010
Only the Truth wrote:
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I heard that only 7-9% of the registered voters actually voted yesterday. I hear many people complaining all the time about the current condition of our city and yet people refuse to go out and vote in hopes of making a differance. I dont understand it. It only takes fives minutes out of your day to go and vote. It took me longer to write this comment, go figure.
According to the city web site only 2270 of the registered voters came out to vote yesterday. Apathy sucks and I sometime think we deserve what we get because we do not participate.

I am old school and in my view if I did not participate then I had no right to complain about the outcome of the election or who was going to be in office representing me. Please NOTE I said "I" and did not concern myself with anyone else.

My rant
Abbot Costello

United States

#24 Aug 4, 2010
voted wrote:
yes i did vote and i also believe if you don't vote you can't gripe cause you didn't care enough to vote so you must not care
Says the worker from the Department Of Redundancy Department.
wally515

Independence, KS

#25 Aug 4, 2010
voter wrote:
Yes I voted and took a new strategy I didn't vote for anyone currently in office except Forrest Knox and I like him.
your vote was well placed. Forrest is a solid American. He is one to keep.
Conservative

Fort Scott, KS

#26 Aug 4, 2010
Quote:"you people that think a vote will really change something make me want to puke." People with your attitude are an embarrassment. You were correct in not using your real name, as people would just make fun of you. People should exercise their right to vote.“If you don’t vote, you can’t complain” might not be as accurate as “if you don’t vote, you should keep your mouth shut because you don’t care to begin with, you just like to bitch about it later and not have any responsibility.”

We should vote because we care what happens in our society. Not everyone can vote where they are from, and it is a honor they wish they had, like the Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu said;” In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin.”

Here is a man that cannot vote just because of his race, and you and others don’t vote because you are lazy, don’t care or have some other weak excuse.

Also, yes, one vote can make a difference. Go on-line and do some research about close elections. The U.S. Senate is controlled by only a couple of votes by the democrats. One of the big races, Minnesota was decided by the hundreds. The County Commissioner race in Bourbon County was won by Allen Warren, and lost by Lynne O’Harah by 10 votes. If 11 or 12 people had voted for Lynne, he would have won, so yes every vote counts.

Of course there are the people that will say,“Just because I didn’t vote, does not mean I don’t have the right to free speech. True, but that is not the subject is it? No it’s not. The subject is if you vote or not, not if you have a legal right to speak or vote or not. So those that don’t vote should not hide behind the free speech issue. That is just a comeback to being criticized and they have no other defense to being lazy. The fact is, if you don’t vote, and it is by choice, then your complaints don’t carry as much weight because you are just a whiner and like to whine about things but don’t care enough to get off you butt and do something about it.
millard fillmore wrote:
dont tell me that tired turd rhetoric of "if you dont vote you cant gripe", what is there to vote for? a few clowns wanting to be on the public dole? i will gripe if i dont vote or dont show up at the polls, you people that think a vote will really change something make me want to puke.. now having said that, i feel better, and more positive about our community than ever!!!
Conservative

Fort Scott, KS

#27 Aug 4, 2010
On the lighter side.
Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.
Gore Vidal
whatever

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Aug 4, 2010
Barry wrote:
I voted from Afghanistan. I see soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors everyday that I work with, who are placing the needs of the country in front of their and their family’s needs and desires. One person I saw on the Ballot voted for the Health Care bill and I thought if nothing else, that was reason enough to vote. Driving past the Veterans Memorial should be reminder enough why we should vote. The price of Freedom has been paid in the past and is being paid now. Please don’t let the sacrifices of these men and women be for nothing.
I could really care less about this whole vote thing, as I agree with the people who say that politicians will tell you everything you want to hear, and then good luck getting them to follow through with it. I just came on here to say a great big "THANK YOU" to Barry for his service to our country! He is one of the many reasons we are able to vote (whether we choose to do so or not) and have the freedom to voice our opinion if we don't agree with something. God Bless You and the other soldiers around the world protecting us! Safe journey to you and hopefully a quick return home!:-)
Conservative

Fort Scott, KS

#29 Aug 4, 2010
One more thing. A majority of the US population does not like the Obama health care bill. Voting does count, as Missouri passed it yesterday that Missourians do not have to participate.
Bradley Wichita

Topeka, KS

#30 Aug 4, 2010
Only the Truth wrote:
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I heard that only 7-9% of the registered voters actually voted yesterday. I hear many people complaining all the time about the current condition of our city and yet people refuse to go out and vote in hopes of making a differance. I dont understand it. It only takes fives minutes out of your day to go and vote. It took me longer to write this comment, go figure.
Coming out from under a monarchy, I wonder if our Founding Fathers ever had it cross their minds that someone would NOT choose to vote? If we don't like the way things are, and we do not vote, something awful happens..... NOTHING!
hmmm

Satanta, KS

#31 Aug 4, 2010
i did not vote bc not one candidate represented my views so either way I will be disapointed....
Just Sayin

Coffeyville, KS

#32 Aug 4, 2010
Conservative wrote:
Quote:"you people that think a vote will really change something make me want to puke." People with your attitude are an embarrassment. You were correct in not using your real name, as people would just make fun of you. People should exercise their right to vote.“If you don’t vote, you can’t complain” might not be as accurate as “if you don’t vote, you should keep your mouth shut because you don’t care to begin with, you just like to bitch about it later and not have any responsibility.”
We should vote because we care what happens in our society. Not everyone can vote where they are from, and it is a honor they wish they had, like the Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu said;” In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin.”
Here is a man that cannot vote just because of his race, and you and others don’t vote because you are lazy, don’t care or have some other weak excuse.
Also, yes, one vote can make a difference. Go on-line and do some research about close elections. The U.S. Senate is controlled by only a couple of votes by the democrats. One of the big races, Minnesota was decided by the hundreds. The County Commissioner race in Bourbon County was won by Allen Warren, and lost by Lynne O’Harah by 10 votes. If 11 or 12 people had voted for Lynne, he would have won, so yes every vote counts.
Of course there are the people that will say,“Just because I didn’t vote, does not mean I don’t have the right to free speech. True, but that is not the subject is it? No it’s not. The subject is if you vote or not, not if you have a legal right to speak or vote or not. So those that don’t vote should not hide behind the free speech issue. That is just a comeback to being criticized and they have no other defense to being lazy. The fact is, if you don’t vote, and it is by choice, then your complaints don’t carry as much weight because you are just a whiner and like to whine about things but don’t care enough to get off you butt and do something about it.
<quoted text>
Great post!!!!!! Thank you for doing the leg work for me. Now I can just say "ditto."
Super Jezus

Coffeyville, KS

#33 Aug 4, 2010
hmmm wrote:
i did not vote bc not one candidate represented my views so either way I will be disapointed....
- are you not paying attention to what the know-all's are posting! it doesn't matter what your reasoning is. you are just suppose to vote damn it! do it for soldiers, for god, and 200 year old dead politicians.
wally515

Independence, KS

#34 Aug 4, 2010
Super Jezus wrote:
<quoted text> - are you not paying attention to what the know-all's are posting! it doesn't matter what your reasoning is. you are just suppose to vote damn it! do it for soldiers, for god, and 200 year old dead politicians.
thats right and VOTE for one other reason; as long as we can vote, we have some freedoms. it provides us the priveledge to listen to knuckle heads like you rant about how bad things are with no solution to your complaints. thanks for your posts, it is an encouragement that you do not participate in the voting process because i would hate to see your name on the ballot any time soon.
Super Jezus

Coffeyville, KS

#35 Aug 4, 2010
wally515 wrote:
<quoted text>thats right and VOTE for one other reason; as long as we can vote, we have some freedoms. it provides us the priveledge to listen to knuckle heads like you rant about how bad things are with no solution to your complaints. thanks for your posts, it is an encouragement that you do not participate in the voting process because i would hate to see your name on the ballot any time soon.
yeah. i'd hate for ya to have a real choice. someone that thinks instead of someone that follows the same ol bought and paid for political path.
wally515

Independence, KS

#36 Aug 4, 2010
Super Jezus wrote:
<quoted text> yeah. i'd hate for ya to have a real choice. someone that thinks instead of someone that follows the same ol bought and paid for political path.
thoughts without action are as useless as your opinion. so keep THINKING....keep on your path of isolationist and see how far it gets you as the rest of us continue to try and improve ourselves and our comunities. Your "i quit because i cant make a difference" attitude is as much of a desease as cancer.
Super Jezus

Coffeyville, KS

#37 Aug 4, 2010
wally515 wrote:
<quoted text> thoughts without action are as useless as your opinion. so keep THINKING....keep on your path of isolationist and see how far it gets you as the rest of us continue to try and improve ourselves and our comunities. Your "i quit because i cant make a difference" attitude is as much of a desease as cancer.
as is your rush to assumptions. no one said anything about quitting. there are other ways to effect the outcome besides going through the motions (voting).
proud to vote

Stratford, OK

#38 Aug 4, 2010
Imagine if we lost the right to vote for our goverment officals. Would the same people who didnt vote want to gripe about their freedom to vote being taken away from them?? Voting is a right one we should all be proud to take part in. Imagine living in country where you cant and you have no rights. I am proud to vote.
Bradley Wichita

Topeka, KS

#39 Aug 4, 2010
wally515 wrote:
<quoted text> thoughts without action are as useless as your opinion. so keep THINKING....keep on your path of isolationist and see how far it gets you as the rest of us continue to try and improve ourselves and our comunities. Your "i quit because i cant make a difference" attitude is as much of a desease as cancer.
Good one Wally! What these people do not realize is that politicians do what works. The frustration non-voters have is the result of people way up stream with the same,“who cares” attitude. As people who yearned for real choice began dropping out, the political system began settling to the lowest common denominator. Now, we hardly ever see honest debate over issues, but rather campaigns that look more like frat boy food fights.
Super Jezus

Coffeyville, KS

#41 Aug 4, 2010
Corndog wrote:
All blacks should be shipped back to Africa!
what about the irish?

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