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Why you shouldn’t vote in 2012

January 29, 2012

As an American, I feel the best way to bring about the change in government isn’t by voting for the better candidate. Simply because neither President Obama, nor any Republican candidate is the best fit for our government. So, by not voting, one is only voicing a general disapproval for the type of politicians that gain the most support. Simpler put, hold out for the best, not the better.

Besides, the popular vote doesn’t even determine who’s president. This can be shown in the election between Al Gore and President George H.W. Bush. Bush did win the electoral vote, gaining the seat. Al Gore on the other hand had the popular vote on his side but unfortunately this did not matter.

So, as normal citizens with no electoral power, we should not vote for the better man. Rather we should seek the best man, who truly would redefine politics, foreign policy, and the way our government controls our lives.

I’ll finish with one of my favorite quotes by a not very well-known but great thinker.

“When the political columnists say ‘Every thinking man’ they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to ‘Every intelligent voter’ they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.”-Franlin P. Adams

P.S. If I had to pick who is the better of the possible choices of Romney, Gingrich, Paul, Santorum or Obama, it would be Ron Paul. No other candidate is as much a constitutionalist as he. But, like I said, don’t vote better, only best. A lack thereof means don’t vote at all.-Jared A. Lieberman, age 16

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