I am not voting in the election today. Not because I am uninformed, apathetic, or indecisive. I am not voting because the system in and of itself violates my principles. Every single person running for office today has one thing in common: their platform is always “I will force everyone else do .” It doesn’t matter what is, they are all about using force and violence to get their way. It doesn’t matter how many people vote for an idea or a person – violence and aggression is not justified to get your way.
So today, I urge you to not vote. Don’t buy in to the system that says “might makes right”. Democracy is simply oppression by the majority.
I will admit there is some credence to the idea of the “lesser of two evils”, but both parties are so deeply anti-freedom that I see no justification in supporting either. Give me a candidate who wants to end police militarization and abuse, end the war on drugs, end the USA’s foreign wars, and supports private gun ownership, and I’ll consider voting for them. Unfortunately, even the Libertarian Party candidates tend to be only Republican Lite. I won’t be voting this year, and it looks like that will be a trend for the foreseeable future.