Comment: Because you are not

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Because you are not

giving your consent to be governed by thugs. I know many may see it as "apathy" or indifference, but really more people don't vote than those who do, not because they don't care but because they feel nobody serves their best interests. Pols want you to vote for them sure, but one thing that is for sure is all Pols want more people to participate in the electoral process regardless of who they vote for. (perhaps to give it more validity?) Imagine if only 10% of the population voted (perhaps the 10% who gives congress a good approval rating,) they would have problems. Why participate in a corrupt system? To feel better? To sleep better at night? To try and fix it? The more I look at it, the pols are not responsible for the mess this country is in, it is the voters who vote to use force against peaceful individuals that did no one harm, be it through taxation, FP interventionism, or passing arbitrary laws.

Like Emma Goldman (whom I do not agree with politically) once said "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." I may not agree with her politically, but her quote could not be further from the truth.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James