Is it my right NOT to vote?


For the first time in my life, I am seriously considering staying home on election day.  I am opting-out of the political process.  I have come to believe “freedom” to choose who runs our country is an illusion and that American society has no real choice in who becomes President. These two candidates we have today were bought and paid for long ago.

The electoral college is bullshit. The current system of “winner takes all” in each state warps presidential elections. Through polling, candidates and media divide the country into red and blue states, and those categorized as “swing” acquire the attention. A Washington Post analysis shows the 2012 election will be decided by roughly 916,643 “undecided” voters in six swing states.

Consider me “decided.” I have decided to sit at home, pour some Grey Goose over ice, and exercise my right NOT to vote.  Am I wrong? 

9 responses to “Is it my right NOT to vote?

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  2. T’was the night before elections,
    And all thru’ the town,
    Tempers were flaring
    Emotions ran up and down.

    I, in my bathrobe
    With a cat in my lap,
    Had shut off the TV,
    tired of political crap.

    When all of a sudden,
    There arose such a noise,
    I peered out my window,
    Saw Obama and his boys

    They had come for my wallet,
    They wanted my pay
    To hand out to others
    Who had not worked a day!

    He snatched up my money,
    And quick as a wink,
    Jumped back on his bandwagon
    As I gagged from the stink.

    He then rallied his henchmen
    Who were pulling his cart.
    I could tell they were out
    To tear my country apart!

    On Fannie, on Freddie,
    On Biden and Ayers!
    On Acorn, on Pelosi’
    He screamed at the pairs!

    They took off for his cause,
    And as they flew out of sight,
    I heard him laugh at a nation
    Who wouldn’t stand up and fight!
    So I leave you to think
    On this one final note…



  3. I will be voting , my voice is always heard at the polls , I dont care if its a minor bond election or the pres race , I was just saying that I dont like the evils but I will vote for the best of those as I see fit !!


  4. You make a great point. I agree local elections do make a huge difference. And those people may be a future presidential candidate. I want to know more about local judges then I do my future President.


  5. You understand me Dave.


  6. Reblogged this on Young and Loud and commented:
    This is a major problem in our society today, and I believe it is pretty popular. I urge people to stay involved and engaged in your community and government. They are the ones making the rules you live by, and you can hold them accountable.

    I will not argue that the Presidential Race is not influenced greatly by corporations, but I will recommend and argue that you should still go to the ballot box and at least vote for your State and Local officials. If you don’t feel like your vote counts in these races you are wrong. Many races at this level are decided by a hundred votes or fewer, and if that’s the case the candidate that just won will be more likely to work hard on a wider scope of issues, to get more support and earn more votes the next time. Also, your State and Local officials are the people making decisions that directly and immediately have an effect on your day to day life.

    So do not disconnect. PLEASE! Get out and VOTE!


  7. you got a wolf in sheeps clothing , a sheep in wolfs clothing , and a big bad wolf independent , all three scare me , we are damned if we do and damned if we dont ………………….


  8. I have and and did a write-in in 2008. I would consider this if I felt there was a bigger movement nationally of others doing the same. I wonder if no turn-out at the polls sends a message too. Not sure.


  9. Have you considered voting for a third party candidate or doing a write-in candidate? I don’t suggest that either of these options will win, but I believe that if enough disillusioned people choose the middle way, then it will send the message to the big two parties that we reject their options.