There is quite the buzz across the internet about Starbucks giving away free coffee if you vote today (much less so about getting a free ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops or Krispy Kreme passing out star shaped donuts).
Those are all great gestures (and wicked smart marketing ideas). But if you need to be bribed to vote, then you may want to re-think why you’re doing it.
In this writers humble opinion, voting is the single greatest
privilege right duty that we have. Already I hear there are grumblings about how long the lines are, and what a hassle it is to vote. If I hear that personally, I may have to smack someone in the back of the head. If you think voting is a waste of time, or a pain in the ass, try living some place where you can’t vote.