posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 08:12 AM
I have to disagree with the mentality that everyone should vote, especially for President of the United States of America, arguably the most powerful
governmental position in the world. For me, because none of the candidates had the morals, principles, experience, history, and promise that I feel
comfortable endorsing, I do not see the sense in voting for any of them.
Had Ron Paul been on the ballot I would have voted. Yes, I could have written his name in, but because he intentionally stopped running for the
position, I did not feel it was appropriate. Therefore I chose not to vote. Not because of apathy (I gave more attention to this election than any
other that has taken place during my lifetime), not because of laziness, and certainly not because I don't believe in the spirit and purpose of
democracy. No, I opted for a vote of no confidence that came of the form of not voting. I refuse to fill in a ballot for the lesser of many "evils".
If I did that I would be lowering my own standards, and during times like those were seeing today I think people need to stick to what they believe
rather than conceding and settling on a cup half full.
That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. I respect the opinion that everyone should vote, and I'll admit that I used to feel that way. But over
the course of the last three elections I have not felt that any of the candidates were worth voting for. Maybe they need to add an additional option
to the ballots for "Vote of no confidence". I bet that would be filled in quite a bit these days.