Ok. I read the whole thread and no one has asked so here goes: Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17087191
OP, what good does not voting do? What I mean here is that if not one single solitary person in the US or by proxy voted. In other words zero votes for any candidate, what would change?
What do you hope to achieve by not voting?
I understand each and every point, however I still voted for Ron Paul via write in and firmly believe this sends a message, albeit small; that there are still those that believe in liberty and the republic the founders intended.
What good comes from apathy? What good comes from ignoring the system?
Please enlighten me (seriously), and I respectfully ask that no one cusses me out. I just want to understand the OP and others' positions on this voting. Thanks.
If not one single person in the US voted, there would be good reason for it. It would mean that the whole population disagrees with government practices, which in turn means that things would be resolved because people are fed up and finished with it.
I personally don't hope to actually "achieve" anything by not voting. Not voting is non-action, so there is no achievement involved. Voting, is the problem. Voting is expecting something so be achieved, feeling achieved, and blindly following.
It's not about ignoring the system, it's about refusal to participate. It's a much more powerful action than casting a ballot could ever be.
On the other hand, I could ask you what good comes from voting, other than a false peace of mind or false sense of participation? Nothing. Politicians are PLACED into office, not voted into office. Especially at the Federal levels.
Big business does not spend big bucks and risk their profits to simply let a bunch of moron sheeple decide who should be in office.