Posts Tagged ‘patriotic’

Votes from Space!

Friday, November 7th, 2008 by William Reynolds

And to think some people can’t be bothered because “There wasn’t any parking at my polling place…” Actual quote. ¬†Sigh…. Let me see if I got this straight, astronauts circling in orbit can cast their votes in the general election, but 1 parking spot too few is enough to delay your civic duty 4 more years?

I’m not trying to spin up some indignant rhetoric around patriotic duty and whatnot, but considering how many people have given their lives to obtain and protect the freedoms we enjoy – not the least of these being the right and privilege to determine our leadership through general elections – it seems a tad remiss to take a pass on casting a ballot because of a lack of convenience.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition18/vote_110408.html

[Slashdot] [Digg] [Reddit] [del.icio.us] [Facebook] [Technorati] [Google] [StumbleUpon]

Our Undiscovered Universe Blog is proudly powered by WordPress
Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).