Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Make Voting Day a Holiday

In which we declare that flag_rossvoting Tuesdays should be holidays

Why? To increase participation for one. But that’s only part of it. Voting day should a celebration day for our democracy, a kind of second Independence Day that comes once every other year; a day for festivities and fireworks, picnics and parties, conversation and colloquy. It should be a day to reflect on where our democracy has been and where we -- each of us -- want it to go. It should be a day to be unabashedly patriotic, but in the very finest sense of the term; a day to be partisan without pique, devoted without demagoguery.

Let’s put a little party into our "political parties"


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