Originally Posted by MontyB
You know while I don't entirely disagree with you I just cant help but think that lining up to vote for Mickey and Minnie Mouse because you think the real candidates are party clones that aren't worth voting for is how a thriving democracy is meant to work.
I am however still convinced that one of the freedoms granted to us via the actions of successive generations is the right to say that you do not support the current political environment by staying at home on election day.
As I said earlier if there is someone you believe should do the job then by all means get off your butt and vote and if you are too lazy to vote don't bitch about the result but if you genuinely do not support any of the candidates then don't vote as electing the lesser of two evils is just perpetuating a bad system.
way that your contention truly holds water, is IF every single office
that is part of the ballot, has a cast of candidates, none
of which you would vote for. I don't know about you ... but ... I have never seen a ballot that didn't
have at least one person I would vote for.
So far I have NEVER
seen a ballot that only has the Office of the President/Vice President as the ONLY
thing you would be voting for. There are usually municipal offices, state offices, local bonds, local proposals, state proposals etc that need to be voted on.
Whether it is an increase in your property tax, your state tax of any proposal that will result in you paying more of your earnings, if you don't concern yourself with more than just the Presidential Race, then you deserve whatever comes your way as a result of the votes of your neighbors and perfect strangers.
Let's face it, ALL
votes count ... political contests have been decided and proposals have been passed by just one single vote - so don't ever let someone tell you that your vote doesn't mean anything. ONE OR TWO LESS VOTES, WOULD HAVE SEEN ADOLPH HITLER LOSING THE CONTEST FOR CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY.