Wow....such pissiness coming from the "everybody should vote" crowd.
Their argument seems to be premised on the guilt factor. NOWHERE
in their argument do they address the things the non-voters are concerned
about: The manipulation, the computers replacing paper ballots, the counting of the votes, not in public view, but in secret, and the fact that we
resent being told we only have two choices, when we know darn well there are more than two.
If we say we are going to vote third party, then we get the "you're wasting your vote", or "you're going to give the election to X, because you're
taking the votes away from Y"...etc., etc., blah blah blah.
If y'all are trying to get people to vote based on guilt, it won't work.
Can somebody on ATS give a succinct, truthful, and heartfelt reason why those of us who are angry and disenfranchised should vote, without the
nastiness and pettiness this thread has brought out? I would welcome something intelligent. Saying the system works, while we see the sorry state
everything is in, and the past election frauds, won't cut it.
Bring it on, pro-voters. Explain to me why, knowing what I know and feeling as I do, why I should participate in something that is basically already
pre-determined, secretive and manipulated?
edit on 4-10-2012 by FissionSurplus because: (no reason given)