The state of Texas allows early voting, so yesterday the wife and I traveled to our local library to cast our ballot. As we arrived the line was fairly long, but the wait wasn't too bad as thing moved effeciently. It took us little time to choose our favorite candidates and we were out of there in a jiffy; although I'm really wondering if I regret my choice for judge in the 31st juidicial district. I got my sticker though, which proves I did my civic duty and can use it in a self ritcheous fashion at others who don't go to the polls.
It's interesting being in a state where I'm part of the political minority. I don't openly express my voting choices to my wife's family, nor my Lone Star friends for that matter. Granted it's no one's business who I think is the best choice to hold office, but to feel like I shouldn't express my views due to people snubbing their nose at my voting habits is a bit much. Still, no one should think any less of another for how they vote, and if they do they have a lot of growing up to do.
Yet here I am, keeping my beliefs to myself, which is always a good policy in my personal life. Still there are times when I was standing in line yesterday that I wanted to wear a Che Guevera t-shirt (yes I note the irony) and thrust my fist in the air as each person walked out of the polling station while I yelled revolutionary slogans.
But this is Texas, and people carry guns..
"Silence is argument carried out by other means." - Ernesto "Che" Guevara