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Although I do respect your right to not vote, I hope you realize that as a result, you give up any right to complain about any political issue going forward.
Originally posted by cybro
Well, when it's a choice between a Goldman Sachs puppet or another Goldman Sachs puppet I can't see any reason to vote either.
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
reply to post by trysts
No I did not vote for Mussolini, but I did exercise my right to vote, I do vote and make sure that I make it to the polling place.
Nor do I believe that any political canidate is going to represent me fully. That is an unrealistic expectation, as there is no way that one canidate can represent all of the values that are with in the general populace.
The truth of politics that comes out, is that all politicians lie. Not one of them will tell you the truth, they will tell you that they will not raise taxes, but do. No matter what the issue is, not one is going to tell you their full opinion at all.
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
you abrogate your right to bitch.
How so Johnny ? Explain how my rights depend on my vote ? I've never seen you so wrong.
Other arguments aside, your forefathers died to attain and preserve your right to vote...some of them fighting my ancestors just incidentally. To toss that right away is shameful. And let me clarify...you retain the right to bitch, you just lose any credibility because you didn't assert your blood-won right!
Originally posted by The Old American
Originally posted by projectvxn
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
Fine and dandy. Don't vote, however don't come on here and whine either. ATS members have pretty good memories.
But the choice isn't real.
I'm going to live in reality.
The reality is that we vote for a candidate you believe in or you give up. If you given up, why are you in the military? You care enough to be in the military, but not enough to even try to affect who directs you into who's nation?
It's true that only Romney or Obama will win this election. That's in the bag. But any 3rd party that gets 5% of the vote, gets a legitimate chance at the next four years to direct your ass home instead into the next hot zone.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
1. Your right to vote is NOT an entitlement. It was won by the blood of millions of serfs who are sick and tired of being used and abused by the priviledged classes, and decided once and for all that THEIR next generations will be free to decide on the direction of society and be free, even if the present generation had to pay in blood.
2. Voting is a power, and with power comes responsibilities - to oneself and to others sharing the same space, same country and world. Ignore voting and you only abrogate your responsibility as a mature adult.
3. EVERY vote COUNTS. In a true democracy, the chances of vote tampering is very much lower. At times, big money can sway votes even in a true democracy, thus if you truly believe in it, then you must vote to prevent greed from ruling.
Your vote may end up as the final deciding vote, that may win against those with selfish interests detrimental to the nation and society, just as what happened duriing the Bush/Gore election - by a few hundred votes.
4. There is NO politician that can fulfill each and everyone of your fantasies. Politicians are servants of the People, but they DO NOT serve you alone, but rather - the entire nation - the majority and help as much as possible the minorities as well.
A civilised society served all, and not serves just one person. That would be tyranny. If you do not vote, you will only be leading the path to tyranny despite to delusional claims of being a 'constutionalist'. Voting is the only legal way to ensure changes happen, to work with others to find common grounds to co exist within civilisation.
The only other alternative is to wreck the system with armed revolt, where only thousands of innocents will die. Is that what you want to do, as that is the ONLY way to change the system to suit you and your personal deluded fantasies of governance, where only your say matters instead of society?
Wake up, and assume your responsibility as a free man, and vote the best possible person to save the nation, for the sake of all. Your vote counts.