Election Day Should Be A National Holiday

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I believe that our Federal Election Day should be a national holiday.

Hear me out.

It is tremendously important to vote, but many well-intentioned employers don’t have the patience or the latitude to allow employees to spend six hours in a polling line. It becomes expensive and cumbersome to encourage employees to vote — even if it’s their constitutional right to do so (& protected by law).

A national holiday might help to create a culture of accountability — but more importantly, it might move employers to think about workforce planning and staffing issues.

See? The government can come in handy for something.

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My thoughts? Cancel the stupid Columbus Day holiday and make Election Day — the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November — a federal holiday.

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That being said, I’m done begging people to vote.

If you’re too stupid to realize the importance of your vote, I’m not sure that I want you casting a ballot. Moron. Do me a favor and forget to vote. Seriously. You’ll probably vote incorrectly, anyway.

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