My favorite item on the ballot itself was the referendum on whether we approve of a change to the State constitution that would allow casinos to be built, “promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools, and permitting local governments to lower property taxes.” Yes, that was the exact language used. How many people will say, “Golly gee, I think I’ll vote no because I’m really NOT in favor of job growth, aid to schools, and lower taxes.” What a sham.
I think it’s time to thrown in the towel on this whole civic duty thing. The overwhelming majority of the electorate 1) has little grasp of the issues; 2) is ignorant of basic economics, civics, history; 3) will vote for whoever promises the most goodies.
Dear candidate: next election please don't bother me. Just do einey-meeney-miney-moe and coronate someone.