I don't know how else to get this message out, but to urge, plead, beg, and ask everyone to please, please, please get out and vote! The Texas Primary is coming up in less than two weeks, and the early numbers indicate that once again, nobody wants to be bothered.
I grant you that it is very discouraging to see so many people running for office - especially judgeships - unopposed, but I can only conclude that there is more behind that than just the exorbitant cost of running for office, even at the local level.
If nothing else, please remember that those who actually pay heed to this vital civic duty, and turn out to vote, are in reality the only persons entitled to complain about the outcome in the years and months to come. Perhaps if the whackos who rail against the big, bad government and take over wildlife sanctuaries, were to exercise their franchise, they'd feel more a part of that government.
Because, remember, that not only do we have the government that we deserve, and if it is not one that we like, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Please. Vote. It is indeed vital.