ROCKTOBER 2004 : : VOTING ON THE MIND

JOSH CLARK
Tea Leaf Green

Why is it important to vote?


By Kark
There was a time I thought it wasn't important to vote. At a relatively peaceful and prosperous time, last election, it was easy to be apathetic. The electorate votes system fueled my apathy and I was a part of the "why bother my vote won't count anyway" club. Not True. I've spent the last four years without the right to complain about or express my political views. I forsake my opinion and watched from the sidelines as I saw things I deeply disagreed with, yet I could say nothing. I didn't vote. Voting is your voice, not only in the booth but for the rest of your life. Do it!

Is this election any different from elections past?

All elections are important. Democracy is important. This election is very important. This time we are living in is very important. It's up to the individual to secure the future.

Do politics have a place in music?
Why or why not?

Politics absolutely have a place in music. Every subject is fair game for music. Music and art is our greatest reflection of the life of our times. Music has the power to motivate and inspire change. We've seen it throughout history. In this country musicians are free to speak their minds and I'm glad they do. "The Times they are a' changin." Vote!

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Editor's note: While we did not set out with a particular political agenda we do realize that these responses have all been leaning Democratic, if there are any artists who can represent a Republican point of view we would love to hear from you.



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