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If You Don’t Vote, You Have No Right to Complain

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the primary election in Michigan. I’ll be glad when it is over, with the mailings and robocalls escalating to the point of being ridiculous.

We’ve been receiving multiple items from the same candidate on the same day. door-to-door campaigning is ridiculous—one-day last week, three people stopped by!

I’ve given up answering the phone (wait I don’t do too much of that anyway), so my bride and the answering machine have been bearing the brunt of the political deluge. She, too, has been complaining about all the calls.

So what’s she doing tonight? Making “get out the vote” calls for a local candidate! So instead of being on the receiving end of the irritation, now she’s dishing it out.

She insists that she’s one of the “nice” ones, but frankly, if she were to call me, I wouldn’t be on the line long enough to find out.

Regardless, after the voting tomorrow, we will enjoy a bit of reprieve before the fall elections.

For the next election, don’t forget to vote, because if you don’t vote, you have no right to complain.

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