Where do people get these ridiculous notions that somehow not voting immediately means you can't complain about your govt.? Since when did having the
"right to bitch" become elitist snobbery that only "those who voted' get a right to, but I don't? get over yourselves, you're not THAT
That is an incredibly shallow point of view. Have ANY of you people ever wondered that, perhaps one of the reasons some of us didn't vote was because
both parties S**k!??? Because this country offers NOTHING other than the same two lame parties?
I'm sorry, but last I checked, we lived in a democratic REPUBLIC, and as stated, a republic makes sure that all points of view are represented
(otherwise all decisions would be made by mob rule, which is ineffective), and guess what? neither the democratic, NOR the republican party do a good
job at representing me or a good chunk of disgruntled americans.
Also, some of us maybe didn't want to vote because the electoral college S**ks! and it's an ineffective tool at representing the REAL VOTERS
The electoral college, like a democratic system (or majority mob rule) only takes into account the leading party votes, and the rest are just losers
that aren't even taken into account. So even if we WANTED to say vote for Ron Paul, it wouldn't make a lick of difference since the electoral
college will more than likely end up choosing only the two major parties.
So SOOOOOOOORRY for making a big stink or being "un-american" for not voting. But when all that is being churned out is Turd #1 and Turd #2, we
can't help but wonder... WHY?
Sorry, I will still bicker, I will still complain because it is my duty as an american, to make sure that, even if these idiots are in office, that I
and others like myself are well represented and more importantly, that the constitution is still upheld and hopefully, not violated any further than
it already has been.
To the OP. There is nothing "un-american" about not voting. But I will tell you WHAT IS Un-american... that is, voting against your own principles,
voting against your convitions and voting against what you TRULY know is right in your heart, so "the other guy" can't win. That is un-american,
hell that's "un-human" (not inhumane, check sp.)
To the OP, this election is heartbreaking for me, just as the previous two were and it is obvious that to many of us, our voices will never be echoed
by an honest presidential candidate. But that doesn't mean the fight is over. One has to make sure that we still yell loud enough to the current
idiots so they don't step out of line and violate the constitution further.
Hear is my two cents. To not vote, is to vote. You are voting for something that is better than the option that is available. You, by not
voting on purpose, are saying that you have no faith in any leader running
Amen to that Cap. (referencing your Capt. America avatar)
[edit on 4-11-2008 by Question]