So... i'm sure there are a lot of other Albertans out there who are concerned about our government's attempt to marry the Alberta Human Rights Act to our Education Act (to better understand this click HERE). So, Neil & i were discussing our options for the election that is going to get called any day now...
i told him that in researching my options, i had read an article that outlined voting for, 'none of the above'. Apparently in Alberta, Ontario & Manitoba - dissatisfied voters have the option of, 'declining to vote'. This made Neil curious, so he asked how you do that... i told him you go through the whole rigamarole of getting your ballot & then you tell them that you would like to officially decline your ballot.
He said, "Um... how do you do that... Loudly?"
& we burst out laughing imagining standing in our little public square of a polling station loudly declining our ballots. (He was probably just picturing me doing that all by myself... i more generously pictured us doing it together.)
Anyway - later that night, we were watching tv & there was an ad for The Office - & just the tiniest clip of Michael Scott standing in the middle of the room where he states loudly, "I delcare BANKRUPTSYYYYYYY!!!"
Well, we looked at each other & absolutely lost it. We couldn't breathe we were laughing so hard.
"That's you... that's YOOOOOOOUUUUU...!!"
So, in all honestly... i don't know what to do about voting. It's hard. But i'm going to study, learn and weigh my options. i'm going to listen to my conscience that tells me that it's time to be a one issue voter, (i vote prolife).
But for now... i declare nothing...