posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 12:50 PM
No actually I am not "freeking" kidding you. If you don't participate in the election process, you really don't have any grounds to complain,
IMHO. For a society to function properly it needs rules of behaviour, so in that sense no we aren't "free", but in every other sense of the word,
we are. Not just freedom of speech, or freedom to "own hundreds of guns", but freedom to worship as we choose, or not to worship if we choose,
freedom to associate with pretty much whomever we choose, and various others that are spelled out in that little thing called the Constitution.
So my vote might cancel yours out. So? Get out and get some of your chums to vote...even one more, and hey, you got me beat. Get it? The majority
rules the electoral college. If a state, by a majority votes for one candidate, than that states electoral votes go to that candidate...fair and
square. Win the right amount of popular votes and usually that candidate wins. If your candidate loses, get a better one the next go 'round. I
will agree that there is far too much PAC money being thrown around, on that point we do agree. All the more reason to get involved in the process,
so that you can foment change. Is that so hard to understand? If you won't work to change things, change won't happen.
Our republican democracy isn't perfect, no. Corruption is widespread, and seeming without consequence to the corrupt or corruptor. Just another
reason to get involved. Killing the corrupt doesn't work...the French tried it, during the Terror, and we see how well that worked. They ended up
with a corrupt little man named Napolean as a dictator, and the current bunch is no more less corrupt than the monarchy of Louis and Marie Antoinette.
Anarchy gains you nothing.
Capitalism is the engine that drives the economy of the world, yes there is corruption. But what human endevour is without corruption? Capitalism is
the driving force for improvement in technology...build a better product...market it...and make money. In and of itself, nothing corrupt about
it...only the human factor is corrupt or not. Mostly not.