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Ron Paul 2016: Why I Refuse To Vote Anymore

by James Street

I remember in 2008 being angry and resentful of all the people that voted for the "Marxist" Barack Obama. Looking back, it's funny, since I voted for Chuck Baldwin. Oh, I'm not questioning the socialist nature of Barack Obama, but the reality is that he supports the same planks of the Communist Manifesto that most congressional criminals support, including a lot of Republicans. So, nothing special there.

For the most part, I voted straight Republican in the 2008 election, though not for president. I determined that I wasn't going to support evil, so I voted for someone that actually lined up with what I believed at the time.

Then, as the time to vote in 2010 rolled around, I had "evolved" a little more.

At the time, I lived in the great (HA!) state of Ohio, and the gubernatorial race was between an unusually pro-gun Democrat and a Republican with a mixed record on many things, including gun rights. In reality, I didn't have to struggle to figure out whom to support: I voted for Ken Matesz, Sure, the Libertarian Party candidate didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning, but I had already decided not to support candidates that I couldn't fully agree with, so eventual winner John Kasich was a no-go.

In 2011, I watched a video of Ron Paul. Like tens of thousands of others, I can say "It all started with Ron Paul." When he spoke, I heard what few others had ever said, and no politicians: I heard him speak of real liberty. I had long since parted ways with even my "Christian perspective" education, choosing to embrace factual reality over whitewashed, feel-good anecdotes, though a more accurate understanding of history was still to come.

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Hard to argue with his

Hard to argue with his conclusion. It's my conclusion as well - has been since my "epiphany". I rarely have voted since becoming eligible many years ago, but I did write-in Ron Paul in 2008 (only to have my vote counted only in the meaningless "other" category), and I did spend an hour standing in line this year to cast a vote for Gary Johnson, hoping that enough of those of us who are sick and tired of big intrusive government would do the same, therby sending a message that couldn't be ignored. What an idiot I was. That was sure an hour wasted.

This view probably won't be popular on an activist site, but voting IS a waste of time. We'd all benefit from spending the time we waste on activism on learning how to better avoid the mob known as government.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein


Alliance With None and Freedom's Remnant,

Voting can not be a waste of time. We have prevented the cycle from occurring again. Had romney won, it would simply go back to democrats, thus repeating that cycle and setting us back to 2020 or beyond. We prevented that, and as this movement continues to grow, we will have a shot at 2016. But if people keep jumping ship, we will always be catching up.

Stay on board.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul