Friday, October 8, 2010


I don't post political stuff very often, and there are reasons for that. But for a democracy to work, its citizens have to be involved in its government. So even if you wholly disagree with this video, and think the folks depicted are going to save the republic, please vote!


  1. I humbly disagree, sir.

    Would you feel better if I showed up and wrote in "Present" for every race?

  2. That wouldn't make me feel better - though in truth I have no personal stake in your behavior - but if you want to push boldly forward on organizing Socialists and Libertarians as the two primary parties in our system*, I fully support your effort.

    Or, to put that another way, if you can't in good conscience vote for any of the available candidates, then I'd hope you were working to make better candidates electable. Even failing that, I don't really have a problem with someone who chooses not to vote as a deliberate action; that's still involvement of a sort.

    For myself, though, I think it's important to vote for the lesser of two evils, to the extent that I can identify such a thing. That I'd far rather be voting for the greater of two goods doesn't really change that.

    * Actually, I guess it's more a matter of popularizing them into the mainstream/majority, but whatever.

  3. Well, since I'm registered as Independent, the two parties have ensured I can play no active role whatsoever in deciding who the two party's choose as candidates, though I have at least made my lack of commitment to the Dems or Reps known by registering as such.

    Nine states have more people registered Independent than Republican or Democrat (individually, of course). Clearly there is room for another ideology on the American political landscape, and a people who have over a thousand TV channels should not have to settle for 2 political parties: one conservative, the other ultra-conservative.


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