Election Day (11-02-2010)

So I thought I’d use today’s big event to make a point. 🙂
How opportunistic of myself, I must say.

Across the US, today is Election Day. Millions of Americans are heading to the polls (if they haven’t already licked the envelope shut and sent it in) and making their voices be heard. Or at least that what we like to think. I’ll leave that to someone else to debate. Anyway…

I found out yesterday where we are supposed to vote and informed N, who was happy to hear that it was on His way home from work. Fast forward to this morning, we are having our usual chit-chat and I ask Him if He has any stops to make after work. He thinks about it and says “Yes! I have to stop and vote.” I say “Oh, but I thought maybe You could swing by and pick us all up, then we could vote at the same time.”

He very matter-of-fact-ly states: “I will vote on my way home, and you will vote if there is time after I get home.”

That up there doesn’t bother me, really. I mean, I kinda thought it should, I was waiting for a big landslide of “buts!” and “Not fairs” and the likes to smother my brain. So I was rather surprised when the strongest reaction I got from the hinterlands of my grey matter was “Well, okay…*frowny face for a moment*”

I know that a lot of people will get pissed when they read that He controls if I vote, and would control what I voted for if it came down to it. They’d scream about inalienable rights and every voice counts and lots of other catchy slogans. It’s easy for me to brush it off:

I trust N with my life. Why wouldn’t I trust that He knows best in regards to politics?

It isn’t as if I just stick my head in the sand and ignore all the politics that gets hurled my way. I read, I research, I talk to N about stuff candidates say. Occasionally, things I have discovered will change N’s outlook on politics, which is a good sign, a sign He is capable of taking input and using it.

I don’t mind giving my vote to N. He is a good Man who votes to protect our family. He explains His reasoning to me if I ask. I’ve generally adopted most of N’s views (I’m generally more distrustful of the government, yet more socialist lol) so it isn’t like He’s stifling me. I’m actually a bit of an activist when it comes to voter education and accessibility!

So tell me…what do you do for voting? Are you in some kind of M/s O/p or D/s relationship? Does it impact your vote?

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