4 comments on “To Vote or Not to Vote?

  1. I belive there are 2 choices that affect change. Vote or revolt. The first utilizes the current system and the second…revolution essentially, removes the current system. If revolution deemed the preference, then one must be careful not to impart a newly corrupt system in place of the old.

    • Corvus (Corvi) Black, thanks for the reply!

      You are surely right with your comment, Corvus, but what I want to know is what to do in our current situation for we do not seem to be on the cusp of any revolution anytime soon. So we are left with our current system as a corrupt republican democracy. So do you, or would you vote, say, in the 2016 Presidential Election here in the U.S.?


  2. I will vote for the candidate that best represents me, which will most likely be the Green Party. Of course no 3rd party candidate will win in 2016 but by voting for them, I am in essence saying that the two party options are not good enough. 42% of Americans are now registered Independent. In a way, this is a small revolt. Americans no longer feel the two parties represent them and want to vote based on the issues, not partisanship. My personal feeling is that withholding your vote due to dissatisfaction is understandable but not effective unless enormous masses of Americans on both sides of the political spectrum do the same in a conjoined effort. I don’t think that’ll happen. I guess because I agree with Barney Frank.

    I totally get where you’re coming from. It’s hard not to feel apathetic when you don’t feel like you’re being heard, but rest assured my friend, many good people are working to reform our political system; to bring democracy back to the people. When you speak about these concerns on your blog, it makes a difference. 🙂

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