When You Vote -- Vote Wisely

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    When You Vote -- Vote Wisely

    Heaven and Hell

    While walking down the street one day a corrupt Senator (that may be redundant) was tragically hit by a car and died.

    His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

    "Welcome to heaven," says St.. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

    "No problem, just let me in," says the Senator.

    "Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

    "Really? I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.

    "I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

    And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

    The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course.

    In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

    Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

    They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.

    Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.

    They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.

    Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

    The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven...?

    So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

    "Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

    The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

    So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell...

    Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground.

    The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

    "I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

    The devil smiles at him and says,
    "Yesterday we were campaigning, today, you voted.."

    Vote wisely.......
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    Good one, I have made a few choices already but still researching others in local races.
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    That's funny. Most politicians would be in hell!
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    First let me apologize for not buying into the lesser of the two evils, It doesn't matter which one wins we're getting screw anyway.
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    Not saying who I am voting for one way or another, but don't get sucked into believing that you can "waste" your vote. If everyone who "chose the lesser of 2 evils" wasted their vote on someone other than the top 2 then we'd have ourselves a different outcome and some interesting results.

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    I'd prefer to vote for the better man rather than the lesser evil, but that person isn't on the ballot.
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    Good stuff. That's why I look at what politicians have done in the past rather than what they say they will do. Sure, I listen to that, too, but my faith in their purportedly good intentions is shaped by what they've already done. I look at the character of the man to the best of my ability, and vote based on what I believe would be the "better" choice for my country, state, county, and city.
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    This has nothing to do with the 2A and is therefor closed.

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