Dear Friends Who Are Tired of the Election

Dear Friends Who Are Tired of the Election,
It’s been a long road, hasn’t it? Truth be told, with all the mud-slinging and uncertainty from both sides of the aisle, it’s been a pretty exhausting election. Still, your posts of “Okay, the election is over, stop posting about politics” and “Ugh, I’m so sick of politics, so glad we don’t hafta do this for another 4 years,” well, they make you sound ignorant.
Is the next Presidential election in four years? Sure, you’re right about that much… but do you really think the only time to be political is during the Presidential election? Because I hate to tell ya, but that’s not how it works.
The visibility of politics is definitely increased around this time of year, but if you think you can just vote once and that all your prayers will be answered by the time the next election rolls around? Well, you’re sorely mistaken.
You have to hold your politicians accountable. You have to keep track of the issues. If things aren’t changing, you have to work for that change. Call your political officials, protest, do whatever necessary.
We live in a society of instant gratification. If your demands aren’t met by the next election, you claim the system failed you.
But you have to work the system too. Ignoring the fact that politicians are busy and can’t always achieve the change you wanted immediately, they’ve got a lot of ground to cover. You need to be persistent.
So next time you tell me you’re tired of politics and you can’t wait for it all to be over, expect to be verbally bitch slapped. Politics are never ever. They are in a constant state of evolution. perhaps your failure to realize that is part of the reason you’re so disenchanted with the system. Believe me, it’s far from a perfect one, but it’s not completely lifeless yet.
Sincerely,
Calhoun

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