Friday, November 2, 2012

One ought to vote!

Note from one they call wishy-washy
Sestertius (nice big brass) of Antoninus Pius / Pax Augusti
By this time, who can endure any more political talk?  But I am still possessed by my generation's compunctions.
One ought to vote.  I have usually lived in states too small to matter in the electoral college and with easily guessed results, except when I first voted and learned that the SF Bay Area is usually outnumbered by Greater L.A.  Even so, one ought to vote.  And so I shall go to my polling place on Tuesday.  The mayor, at least, needs voting for.
Readers of my blog have wondered about my beliefs.
In a nutshell: Don't ask your fellow citizens to share your own beliefs, and, above all, don't try to force them legally: to do so is bad for the country.  
In other words, in Stoic and Christian (just to name two) terms: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
So now you know.