Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 6, 2011, 5:46 p.m. EST by Just1MoreVoice
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While I understand and even support the efforts of many in the OWS movement to do away with the current political system and replace it with something more appropriate to our times and technological level, I think it would be foolhardy to put all our eggs into that one basket. Until that system actually exists and can be shown to be effective, it is vital that everyone continue to be involved in the established system.
You may think that everyone in the current system is bought and paid for, and perhaps that is true, but at least put your assertion to the test. Vote.
If the resultant Congress (both houses) are controlled by the same party as the President, then we will see just who is bought and who isn't. We have seen how the blue dog Dems sided with the Republicans during the first two years of Obama's term to lock up the process so we know that politicians on both sides of the aisle are corrupt. I suggest we look at the current crop of candidates very closely and vet them carefully.
The 99% have the power to rise up with one voice to say "We are not going to put up with corrupt politicians any longer, and if your actions reveal you are bought and paid for then you will be replaced."
If we boycott the next series of elections, we give up what little voice we already have. What kind of message will that send to the rest of the nation?