Since we were talking about civic engagement and our obligation to take part in our society, I thought it would be the right time to talk about this article that some of you may or may not have heard about. Holy Solomon, a 28 year old woman was strongly opposed to the Obama administration because she felt that his policies would negatively affect her lifestyle and cause her and her husband hardship. She blamed her husband, who decided not to vote, for Obama’s re-election, and promptly ran into her car, and drove around a Gilbert parking lot trying to run him over. He was able to hide behind a light pole, but was hit with the car, and pinned underneath the vehicle. She said that her main intention was just to scare him with the car, but she pressed on the accelerator by mistake. Someone takes their civic duties A LITTLE bit too seriously.
When I first read this article, I was sitting at my computer screen with the “with the…?” facial expression on my face. Okay, if the man was cheating on his wife, or she found out that he had another child, okay, I can understand the rage behind her actions. I would not have approve of the course of her actions, but I would have understood. But the idea that an entire marriage was compromised because of who became the president of our country. I mean, OBVIOUSLY her husband’s one vote would’ve put Romney on top and made him president, but because he didn’t go to the polls, America is doomed. This woman’s overreaction to her husband’s actions, or lack there of, is a clear representation of how we should not underestimate our civic duties. Now, I don’t mean that when you hear that someone hasn’t voted, you should rev up your engine and barrel down towards them, but don’t take them for granted. Some people don’t have the right to vote, so if you do, make the most out of it.