Comment: If you haven't voted yet: an appeal

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If you haven't voted yet: an appeal

I've just commented a post by TheAmericanDream and i'd like to share a few thoughts on voting here too, even though i'm not voting in the U.S., if y'all don't mind ;)

I think it is very relevant that you go vote at every election, local or general, no matter what.

  • First off you take responsibility, because your opinion always matters, whether you vote or not.
  • Secondly, you take part in a greater process of people 'officially' making up their minds and disputing on what to agree on and why
  • And finally, if you take it seriously, not only will you be able to maybe learn more about people and their motifs, but since you obvioulsy invest some time in making up your mind, you will be potentially able to educate others on your opinions, because you are even more passionate, you care, and you matter.

Every election is a reflection of a society and their 'state of mind'. Even if it is rigged it reflects a society's 'state of evolution'.

My final advice: research ALL candidates on your ballot, and vote your conscience BASED ON PRINCIPLE.

If you always do this, and not vote for the "lesser" of evils, your conscience will be clear and you will not be blamed.

Regards, an austrian Ron Paul junkie =)