posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 11:20 PM
If you were born in America, whatever you do is American, because it is the people of America that define what it is to be American.
It is in your best interest to vote, unless you live in Florida, in which case, your vote will not be counted. If you actually agree with any of the
candidates, vote for those candidates you agree with. It will not hurt you to vote.
On the other hand, if you do not like any of the current candidates in a particular race, by all means, leave it blank. Choosing the lesser of the
evils is what has gotten countries into trouble time and again. Doing that could possibly give a mandate to the candidate you saw as the lesser of the
evils, when, in fact, they merely squeaked by based on being less evil than the other person. Giving the lesser of the evils a mandate leads to
mediocrity in public life becoming "acceptable" in the political climate of your country. Mediocrity in government will destroy a country.
Mediocrity is akin to apathy. Apathy combined with excess are a couple of major flaws in government that will destroy entire civilizations.
[edit on 24-10-2008 by Rusty P. Shackleford]