I was just on Facebook having a very interesting conversation with a group of citizens that lives in and around the Rogersville area. The subject of voting came up in the discussion and the clock is ticking on the 2012 election. Throughout Alabama this year elections will include National as well as Municipal voting, on issues that deal from the President to alcohol being sold in local jurisdictions.
How archaic is to think that there are actually cities and towns and counties that are considered dry in this day and age. Prohibition ended on a National level in 1933 yet today in 2012 of the 67 counties in Alabama, 3 are completely dry, 23 are partially dry or "moist" and 41 are completely wet. Within those 23 "moist" counties, 41 city governments have legalized alcohol sales inside their city limits.
In dry counties, it is illegal to transport more than one case of beer and three quarts of liquor. How archaic is this.
I have heard it is because ALABAMA in in the BIBLE BELT!! Yet according to the statistics, this BIBLE BELT STATE is ranked number one, in incest related crimes, followed in a close second by Alaska.
(http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_US_state_has_the_highest_incest_rate) but hey let's hold on to that Bible Belt thing a little while longer while the kids and adults in this state stay at or above 20% illiteracy rate.
People what would it take to prove to you that voting is the NUMBER ONE most precious right you possess? You may think it does not matter, but it does. One vote especially in a municipal or local election can make all the difference in the world. American men and women fight in countries 1000's of miles away from home in support of Democracy, and to bring the right to vote to all people all over the world. Yet here at home we cannot get 50% of the general population to take 30 mins of their time once a year, once every 2 years, or once every 4 years to vote. It is amazing to me the people of the US armed forces don't just stand up and refuse to follow legal orders to fight a cause that the American people show, in their lack of interest in voting, is not worth the loss of even one soldier's life.
I would challenge all the people that read this in the Rogersville area to start up a registration drive for the citizens that vote in the Rogersville area. I will volunteer a day to pick people up and carry them to city hall or where ever they have to go to register to vote. I will also volunteer on election day to pick up people and take them to the polls. It is that important.