I’m attempting to post a brief meditation on the daily quote from my Election Day advent calendar. Today [Saturday 10/20] brings us:
If voting changed anything,
they’d make it illegal.
Now, I’m sympathetic to Emma Goldman, but clearly, I disagree.
In fact, I’m a day late getting this post out because yesterday, I was knocking on strangers’ doors to ask for their votes for Ann Johnson in the district 134 race.
I spoke to one parent who asked about Ann, a parent with a disabled child. We talked Sarah Davis’s opposition to Obamacare. Imagine how the parent of a child who will have an ongoing need for medical care reacts to hearing that a politician wants to repeal a bill that would protect that child from losing insurance because of a pre-existing condition.
Vote by vote, a district can turn. Sorry, Emma Goldman, I can’t share your cynicism.