Crews Letter #2011 05 Turks Vote
Not in our lifetime has the US.
Good Morning Crew
The second Sunday in June we were docked in Marti Marina in Orhaniye. As Fred was walking to the fuel dock, he met a man who with his family was leaving their boat to drive to Izmer to vote. National Election Day and this family drove 3 hours each way to vote.
His explanation, “If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain.” Americans have heard that before.
Turkey, with a population of 79 million, 50 million registered voters, 24 million under age, 43 million, 86% of the registered voters voted! These people hold this right, privilege and responsibility dear. for more
And they only voted once! You have to like the idea of each voter being required to dip a finger (right index or next available) in purple stain.
Kind of knocks a hole in the old Texas saying, “Vote early and vote often.” Without that phenomenon, we might have avoided LBJ and the “Great Society” experiment. The experiment that is now collapsing in complete failure.