March 12, 2012

When Not Voting is Better than Voting

Today I have determined sometimes it's better for some people to not vote. As I am sitting here at my computer pretending to work diligently by making typing sounds, I am writing this and I am almost at a loss for words from what I am hearing. Because of the multiple reasons that people have openly shared about how they chose a candidate for our president, I have put together a short list of when it is better to not vote at all.

1. If you do not know the names of the candidates.
2. If you know the names of the candidates and vote for whoever's name sounds best
3. If you rely entirely on the media to inform you.
4. If you vote based solely on who has been in politics longer, sure tenure helps but career politicians don't always have the peoples best interest in mind.
5. If you are not educated on the candidates and their voting history.

Like I said this is a short list. There are probably quite a few more that can be added, these are just the first reasons that come to mind.

If every person, who went into their polls to vote, spent as much time learning more about their candidates and what they truly were representing as they did watching Dancing With The Stars or American Idol, this country would not be in the economic state it is in. If everyone took as much time as they spend playing farmville on facebook and used that time to research what legislation the House of Representatives and the Senate are currently trying to pass, our constitution would still be intact. Instead people are filling their minds with propaganda from the media, distracting themselves from the real world with nonsense whatnot's.

"The only purpose of a government is to protect a man's rights, which means: To protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, an agent of man's self defence, and, as such, may resort to force only against those who start the use of force. The only proper functions of a government are: The police to protect you from criminals; the army to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud from others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective laws." - John Galt in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (1957)

We each were given the right to vote, please make it count. That is all.

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