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Let me be perfectly clear: My vote does NOT imply consent.

Here's some things my vote is NOT:

- My vote is not consent to be governed by whoever happens to win.
- My vote is not to be construed as consent for ANYONE to do anything unconstitutional.
- My vote is not an endorsement of everything my candidate has ever done, or ever will do.
- My vote is not an endorsement of all of my candidate's policies.
- My vote is not going to be counted (probably).
- My vote is not a waste.

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When you get an Attorney

The attorney "represents" you in court... because you have granted him power of attorney to do so.

When you get a "representative" by being one of the voters in a demon-crazy - you register to be in the pool of those who are governed by whoever wins.

The winner is granted a "limited" power of attorney (which is perceived by most to be unlimited).

If you can't self-govern you will be governed regardless.

Self-Government means you hold yourself accountable. You keep your word, you honor your contracts, you do not harm anyone else and you keep your nose out of their private business.

vote (vt) n. 1. a. A formal

vote (vt)
a. A formal expression of preference for a candidate for office or for a proposed resolution of an issue.
b. A means by which such a preference is made known, such as a raised hand or a marked ballot.
2. The number of votes cast in an election or to resolve an issue: a heavy vote in favor of the bill.
3. A group of voters alike in some way: the Black vote; the rural vote.
4. The act or process of voting: took a vote on the issue.
5. The result of an election or referendum.
6. The right to participate as a voter; suffrage.
v. vot·ed, vot·ing, votes
1. To express one's preference for a candidate or for a proposed resolution of an issue; cast a vote: voting against the measure.
2. To express a choice or an opinion.
1. To express one's preference for by vote: voted the straight Republican ticket.
2. To decide the disposition of by vote, as by electing or defeating: vote in a new mayor; voted out their representative; vote down the amendment.
3. To bring into existence or make available by vote: vote new funds for a program.
4. To be guided by in voting: vote one's conscience.
5. To declare or pronounce by general consent: voted the play a success.
6. Informal To state as a preference or opinion: I vote we eat out tonight.

So i guess what Im getting

So i guess what Im getting at....

if your vote doesnt actually mean all of that....why vote for that person...or why vote at all?

Those definitions prove my

Those definitions prove my point. Not a single one of them involves any of the things I said my vote was not.

Freedom in our lifetime! - fiol.us

Please do not try to tell me otherwise.

At the end of the day, it is MY VOTE. No one else can tell me what it means. I am just trying to do the thing I see as the most likely to improve the world rather than worsen it.

Freedom in our lifetime! - fiol.us

Suppose someone breaks into your house

and you hand them a loaded gun and a wallet full of cash. You then tell them that by doing so you are not consenting to the theft of your property or to any physical harm to you or your family. What happens next?

I don't know who you're voting for, but let's use Romney as an example. He broke in, by stealing the nomination. It's clear that he's going to commit theft, because his economic policies are going to continue our economic destruction but with an added layer of secrecy and protection for his banker buddies. He'll probably also start whatever wars the neocons twist his arm to start, and they won't have to twist hard.

Voting for him is like giving him a loaded gun (the military) and a wallet full of cash (the fed). You can tell them that you don't consent to those things being used for evil. But what happens next?

(The same is true of voting for Obama, obviously.)

That's not a very strong analogy...

But regardless, you misunderstand. I would never vote for Obama or Romney. What I'm tired of is the people saying that I should not vote at all, who accuse me of consenting to the system simply because I vote for who I believe is the best candidate (in this case, Gary Johnson.)

Freedom in our lifetime! - fiol.us