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Forum Post: Vote For What You Believe In

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 5:51 p.m. EST by Unger (22)
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Voting is the bottom line of democracy. But only if people vote for candidates that, for the most part, support what they believe in. Voting for a candidate that you consider to be on the wrong side of most important issues just because some other candidate is even worse (the "lesser evil" trap), is a waste. It ensures that the winner will be evil.

We are NOT forced to choose between terrible Democrats and terrible Republicans. In most states there are alternative parties on the ballot, such as the Green Party, that, on the whole, represent our views. If there is no such choice on the ballot, then a write-in vote is an appropriate option.

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[-] 2 points by jiradog (92) 2 years ago

I could not agree more. Why do we vote for people we know are not going to obey the Constitution? I decided four years ago to never vote for the lesser of two evils any more. I should have decided that 40 years ago.

[-] 1 points by kingscrosssection (314) 2 years ago

WIth the technology we have now I'm sure we can make some sort of safe online voting system that we can vote with.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 2 years ago

Vote with your wallet. The corporations do.

[-] 1 points by hidden (430) from Los Angeles, CA 2 years ago

Let's write-in direct democracy. :)