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Old 10-08-2016, 01:31 AM
 
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If you are voting please post here why you would do something so ridiculous.
Thank you.
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Simple: keep idiots out of office.



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Old 10-08-2016, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Because we have the right to do so. Could you imagine living in a country where you not allowed to?
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Simple: keep idiots out of office.
It didn't work that way with Obama.
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Old 10-08-2016, 02:32 AM
 
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Because we have the right to do so. Could you imagine living in a country where you not allowed to?
Precisely. And I see that you (jfkIII) and I are on opposite sides, but bet we agree it's a ridiculous question! To the OP, there are people in this world who would love to have a voice and they don't. My question to you OP, if you have the opportunity to vote, why would you do something as stupid as to not participate? Makes me sick how many people take voting for granted. Try living in a dictatorship.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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Simple: keep idiots out of office.
Are you saying the two candidates you have now are not idiots?

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jfkIII Because we have the right to do so. Could you imagine living in a country where you not allowed to?
You get two choices out of 300 million. Doesn't sound to me like you are allowed many options.

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To the OP, there are people in this world who would love to have a voice and they don't. My question to you OP, if you have the opportunity to vote, why would you do something as stupid as to not participate? Makes me sick how many people take voting for granted. Try living in a dictatorship.
I am sure we will agree that neither candidate is qualified to dictate how others live. But one of them will be doing just that. Will voting for the lesser of two evils fix anything? And why would anybody vote when their votes are nothing but votes for a new master to replace the old master? You might not realize it, but your government is a dictatorship since it dictates to you how and where you can live.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Why Do People Vote?

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If you are voting please post here why you would do something so ridiculous.
Thank you.

Feel free to skip every election for the rest of your days.

Every apathetic nonvoter makes my vote count that much more.

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Old 10-08-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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Feel free to skip every election for the rest of your days.

Every apathetic nonvoter makes my vote count that much more.

Well, I am obviously not apathetic since I do have an interest in voting. I just choose not to participate in a fraudulent act in which others blindly believe they are making a difference for the better by voting for somebody to rule over them and their neighbors.

Suppose I did vote and I voted for Candidate A and Candidate B won. Am I obligated to obey the dictates of Candidate A since I did not wish to have him as a master? Some would say "yes" because I participated in the voting process. Now, since I am not a voter, and will not be voting for either candidate, what gives the winning candidate the authority to dictate my life and the way I live it? I did not participate in the process, nor do I approve of the process.

"If you don't vote and the wrong candidate gets in there, you can't complain," is a mantra I hear repeated often. I did vote once, and the wrong candidate got (s)elected. Complaining didn't do any more to change that then it does when I complain as a non-voter.

I think, as a non-voter, I have more right to complain than does any voter. The voter is responsible for the winning candidates actions (that is if your vote actually counted). I am not. So, if your candidate wins and he/she screws everything up worse than it already is, are you, as a voter, going to apologize to me for (s)electing him/her? I think you should because YOU made the (un)informed decision to pick a master to rule over me without my consent to do so.

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Old 10-08-2016, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If you pay taxes, of course you have the right to complain.

You also have the right to participate by voting. But you aren't required to. Go ahead and sit it out. I'll be glad to vote for both of us.

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Old 10-08-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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If you pay taxes, of course you have the right to complain.

You also have the right to participate by voting. But you aren't required to. Go ahead and sit it out. I'll be glad to vote for both of us.

Thank you for the offer, but I do NOT give you consent to vote for me. I do not participate in fraud even by proxy.

I pay taxes under duress. Taxation is theft.
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