posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 10:18 PM
Many interesting views here. I do think that not voting in America today is Un-American. However, I disagree with those who say that if a person
doesn't vote that they shouldn't complain about the way the winner does things. As Americans, we can and should complain whenever we don't like the
way things are run. We should also take action in conjunction with the complaints via protesting, and through elections.
Today, in most cases, there are more than just the two main parties who have candidates for president. Choose the one that more closely resembles your
own believes. It shouldn't be expected that any one candidate will be perfect. If for some reason, it were down to the two main candidates, right
now, they both hold opposing views, so one should be closer than the other, in the views of the individual voter.
If for some reason there were only the two major candidates and a person didn't agree at all with either, this is what I suggest: Vote for the
candidate that is going to run the ship aground quickest. My reason for this is, that things don't get fixed until they're broken. You can elect
someone who will drag out the hard times, or someone who till break it completely then people will start taking notice and putting importance where it
belongs and things can start getting done right. Again, this scenario is only if there are no candidates that even slightly resemble your
In conclusion, not voting IS un-American, and no matter what, b*tch all you want.
edit: this doesn't account for the electoral system. I personally think that is a concept that is no longer needed.
[edit on 22-10-2008 by Wolf321]