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Reply #29: I am NOT responsible for the (predicted) votes of others. I'm responsible for my own. [View All]

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-30-07 01:04 PM
Response to Reply #22
29. I am NOT responsible for the (predicted) votes of others. I'm responsible for my own.
I refuse to play that game. I refuse to succumb to coercion, whether that be threats or name-calling or some specter of Borg-like loyalty.

Personally, I believe it's delusional in the extreme to surrender to fear, antipathy, or coercion in casting my vote. I will NOT vote FOR anyone whose stances I regard as inimical to my values and principles. I regard that as political cowardice and ethical corruption. As long as I can vote and as long as there are ways I can express MY choice in the balloting system, I will do so.

The world (and this forum) seems to be filling up with those who'd mimic the Chimpenfuhrer and proclaim "You're either with us or you're with the terrorists!"

Fuck that morally bankrupt coercion!

I choose to vote - and have done so in every general election since I became enfranchised. I also choose to advocate for systemic improvements that accommodate greater inclusiveness and a more truthful reflection of the electorate's preferences - NOT our antipathies.

If the behavior of the electorate, faced with such coercions and the 'gaming' of the system by the prevalent POWERS (in service to power and not the people) then causes a split in the majority and selection of a destructive minority, effectively driving the nation into the ditch, so be it. Better earlier than later.

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