posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 11:49 PM
To those who don't vote. People gave their lives to give you that right and it is pure unadulterated laziness not to use that right. I don't buy the
my vote does not matter rhetoric. I told myself the same lie when I was still a child in my 20's. It was an intellectual lie then and it is one now.
No vote equals no voice and only proves you don't really care. I am deeply embarrassed to admit I was in my 30's before I realized that.
I must admit that I am guilty of this as well. I am 30 years old and have never voted in any presidential election, and I guess I feel a bit ashamed
about that considering the sacrifices made that allowed me the right to cast my vote.
But I will be blunt here, since I have been old enough to understand the concept of voting and free election there has never been one single candidate
who sparked my interest in any way. In the end you only end up with a cast of losers to choose from, having to select the lesser of the provided
evils, and quite honestly it has never appealed to me. I catch flack from people all the time when I tell them I do not vote. But honestly I have
never encountered a candidate who spoke about anything that I could really relate to on a meaningful level. Being a younger working middle class type,
I find that these "candidates" are so far out of touch with reality and the plight of the common average American citizens that they appear
completely phony and laughable.
Candidates who I truly felt were rotten, incapable or downright bizarre - Dan Quayle, Robert Dukakis, Joseph Lieberman, Howard Dean, Ross Perot,
both Bush's, Walter Mondale, Al Gore, Pant Suit, and so on and so on. They are all fake politicians and deserve nothing but contempt in my mind. Here
we are approaching another election in 2008 and the options this time around are NO BETTER, in fact in most cases are worse than the clowns from
elections past. I just can't convince myself that voting for wealthy self serving scumbag A.) over elitist ass clown B.) is going to do me or my
country a bit of good. Yes I am disenfranchised, but really can you blame me?
Edit to add - Dennis Kucinich (sp?) scares me...how creepy can one little guy be?
[edit on 9/6/07 by BlackOps719]