STARHAWK – Weâ€™re getting close to voter registration deadlines here in the US for our November elections, and itâ€™s time for my periodic voting rant. Why vote, when politics are vile, the right wing is a pack of intransigent bullies and the politicians who call themselves progressive inevitably go belly-up and give in to them? Obama, the guy who stood for hope, turned out to be just another good-looking guy who let us down, and a true progressive like Bernie Sanders â€“ Iâ€™m at an age where I go for older men! â€“ probably doesnâ€™t stand a chance. Nonetheless, it is vitally important that you vote, and hereâ€™s three good reasons why: the practical, the political, and the spiritual.