Tuesday, November 7

My vote

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." - John Quincy Adams

People generally don't vote principle anymore. Oh, many think they do, or they'll defend their vote as one grounded in principle with little realization of the foundation of their principles. Most will vote this candidate or that without a knowledge of the person's principles, let alone their real motivation for running for office. We've got such a media driven society that it's easy to obfuscate the voters. Most become convinced by the MSM and the MCC (Monopolistic Campaign Candidates) there are only two choices.

The choice of one person over another better reflects a one set of principles, even if a candidate doesn't embody all desireable principles, then we're better off with the "lesser of evils", as the saying goes. The choice between Republicans and Democrats, as I see it, is essentially a choice between how rapidly we run off into the abyss because both pursue power uber alles without regard for the constraints of law or principle.

Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines "vote" as: 1 a : a usually formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision; especially : one given as an indication of approval or disapproval of a proposal, motion, or candidate for office (bold my addition). I won't participate in a sham. I choose not to approve or disapprove the choices given because running off the cliff is running off the cliff, and that, in an informal way, expresses my opinion.