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Is it my right NOT to vote?

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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? 

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Rick Perry announcing GOP candidacy not a surprise to conspiracy theorists

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Rick Perry. Photo by Gage Skidmore

Rick Perry is announcing his GOP candidacy for President this Saturday. If you know of the Bilderberg Group and its last conference in Switzerland, this should come as no surprise. According to those trying to keep a close eye on the secret Bilderberger meetings and this Austin News 8 report below, Perry was invited to attend the 2007 conference in Istanbul. Many believe it was at this conference that Perry was presumably vetted for the higher office of presidency in 2012.

Many believe the Bilderberger Group puts its influence behind a presidential candidate from each party who will help the group move its agendas forward. American voters are given the illusion of choice, but in reality, the real decision on who becomes President is made for them. They believe that Bilderberg likes to own both horses in a two horse race for the White House. This is how the powerful elite in the world will always get their way. Whether or not any of this is true, it does appear odd that many other U.S. Presidents have attended Bilderberger conferences prior to being elected. As governor, Clinton attended his first Bilderberg meeting in 1991 and was elected president about a year later. President George W. Bush’s trip to Italy coincided neatly with the 2004 conference in Stresa, Italy. Obama attended the 2008 Bilderberg meeting in Chantilly, Va., just before winning the 2008 Democratic nomination.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is one of few on the inside who have openly answered questions regarding the Bilderberg Group and their influence in world politics. Read that here.

Another interesting caveat here is that Newt Gingrich thought to be a member of the Bilderberger Group and the Trilateral Commission. Newt allegedly said he never had participated and never would participate in Bilderberg or Trilateral Commission meetings. One might wonder why his candidacy for President has fallen flat and his entire campaign staff has quit on him. What’s really going on here?

Time will tell if the conspiracy theorists are correct on this one. If Perry wins the Republican nomination for 2012, we may want look a little more closely at who is really pulling the strings. If he doesn’t, then maybe the conspiracy folks are wrong on this issue altogether. Let’s wait and see.