Many of you have already done so, but if you haven't, and you're old enough....vote.
I haven't mentioned much about current politics, and there's a good reason: because right now, it's becoming ugly.
(Trust me - a stray joke about watching They Live after the recent Trump-in-Chicago fiasco led to some snarky comments. Of course, some these people have no real jobs and too much time on their hands. Kind of like me back in 2013).
But anyway, vote. No matter what your political affiliation, vote.
Don't like any of the front runners? There are plenty of candidates to choose from. Even a vote from someone who may not win is still asserting your choice, even if it's "none of the above."
(Plus, voting for another candidate is a great way to make a rude spiritual hand gesture towards a candidate you dislike)
Think voting's a waste of time, and that "choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing an evil"? Better to choose between two evils than endure an evil foist upon you.
It's quick. It's easy. It's painless. And in Illinois, you can even register on the same day.
I'll be working as election judge, so I've already voted....but no matter what, vote.
Vote or die. It's that simple.