posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 09:33 PM
a reply to: seagull
I gladly voted Seagull, so if you're preaching, you're doing so to the converted.
However, the righteousness of voting is also overblown; Americans who didn't vote are STILL Americans.
What's disgusting and despicable is what happens whenever one party "wins" (and we saw this in 2008 with the Democrats).
"We have a MANDATE from the People (well, in the Republican's case, it might also be "from on High.")."
No, you don't have a mandate from anyone. If you won and are on your way to the Red Congress this time, you received at best 52% of 29% of
registered voters, and less than that of "the People."
(If anyone needs help with the math there, 0.52x0.29=0.1508, or 15%)
15% of the People, total, does not a mandate make.
Tuesday's elections were decided by just over 2.2 million votes nationwide.
That's only 5% of the people that voted, and less than 1% of the electorate.
And those are just simple facts.