Stop Voting!

(I am reposting this 2009 article, since we are coming up on another mid-term election.)

Sounds almost treasonous, doesn’t it? But lovers of liberty must consider this very radical action.

This election cycle has become interminably long and boring. The worst possible candidates from the Republican and Democrat parties have floated to the top, much like what you see when you glance down into a toilet bowl.

This situation in which the nation finds itself is not uncommon. The state primaries, caucuses and major party conventions have a long and checkered history of corruption. Primaries, caucuses and conventions have been occurring for scores of decades.

The “political system” virtually guarantees that the most corrupt, the best liars, the most compromising, becomes the presumptive candidate. Both candidates are also the politician of their party most willing to violate the Constitution by continuing an unlawful war, and by initiating and approving the highest amount of unconstitutional Federal spending.

Think about it. McCain, Palin, Obama and Biden. Out of over 300 million people in the United States, these four people are surely not the most qualified, the smartest, the most educated, the most experienced candidates to run the Federal government of the United States, are they?

There’s an old saying, “Actions speak louder than words.” Said another way, “If you want to know what a person values, don’t listen to what they say, only watch what they do.” Think about it. The political system in America is populated with men and women who give lip service to the Constitution, but then go on to vote for every unconstitutional spending bill presented to them. They talk about the virtues of our constitutional republic, and then act to subvert and violate that very system of government.

A pure constitutionalist has no place, and no political base, in America in 2008. Consider the candidacy of Rep. Ron Paul during the Republican primary season. Paul couldn’t get arrested, much less have a legitimate shot at winning or even to be noticed by mainstream media.

So why do I strongly urge you to stop Voting?

1. The illegitimacy of the vote. Look at the situation of paper ballots versus electronic voting. It has been proved beyond doubt that voting machines all across America have been manipulated to change outcomes of elections. In light of the proven fact that you cannot be sure your vote counts, why continue voting?

2. Illegitimacy part II. Consider the incontrovertible facts of national elections…and many times, state and local elections. In 2004, about 125 million people had their votes counted. (Many hundreds of thousands more people actually voted, but their votes did not count for a variety of reasons…don’t get me started!) But elections for decades now break in this statistical fashion:

40% vote Republican

40% vote Democrat

20% undecided are in the middle.

Realistically, the Republican and Democrat voting blocks cancel each other out automatically. So if you’re a registered Republican or Democrat, your vote is wasted. The time you spend voting is wasted. Tell that to all of the people you know who tell you that voting for a third-party candidate is a wasted vote!

It is the 20% in the middle that decides the election. Specifically, 10% plus one vote decides the winner.

Look at the rough numbers from the 2004 Presidential race:

Total votes 125,000,000

Republican 50,000,000

Democrat 50,000,000

Undecided 25,000,000

“Undecided” statistically splits in half:

Winner 12,500,001 (10% plus one vote)

Loser 12,499,999 (10% minus one vote)

So, in a nation of 300 million people, a little over 12 million people, or 4%, actually decide the Presidential election.

The statistics fall much the same in elections in which a candidate identifies with a political party. If you have a local state legislative race where Republicans and Democrats face each other, that race will be decided in much the same way as a national race.

3. Consider that, under Robert’s Rules of Order, an organization holding a vote must have a quorum in place for the vote to be legitimate. But, in American political elections, where’s the quorum?

Presidential candidates regularly consider their election “a mandate from the people.” But think about this: How small would the total number of voters have to be before a candidate would refuse to take office? If 100 million voters stayed away from the polls in November, and only 25 million nationwide voted instead of 125 million…would the winning candidate shun the victory? My gut feeling is that the candidate would still accept the outcome. And why not? There’s NOTHING in the law that I know of that prevents the winner from taking office…a veritable bottomless pit.

With an election system in place in America that is hopelessly corrupt, participation as a voter only encourages those in power…and those seeking power…to continue with the corrupt and illegitimate election system.

So, if you continue voting, you’re part of the problem, not part of the solution.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2010, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

9 Responses to Stop Voting!

  1. Mona says:

    R u kidding? You must be, how could you be serious?

    Why not suggest a better way to verify the voting numbers. I totally agree the electronic voting needs to stop, or at least have that vote be separately tabulated to show if its different by a wide margin from the general ballot voting. I think to have 3 copies of each ballot… and 3 opposing parties verifying each set.

    and polls going in or out, to get synopsis and when the polls are incongruous with the outcome, count those going in, and out, verify the written ballots, put more watchdogs in those races in the future.

    WE need to do whatever we have to do to feel confident in our system.

    • dumpdc says:

      Dear Mona- This is not a sarcastic suggestion or a laugh piece. Voting does not work any more. Polls are bullshit. You’re missing the message here. Voting perpetuates a criminal system. If you vote, you are putting your stamp of approval on this system. Wake up. I know this is a radical idea, but so is secession. Nothing you or anyone else can do will fix the current American political system.

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  8. Couldn’t be said better! Don’t you wonder why there is so much ignorance?

    Here is a quote:

    “People possess a distinct propensity to avoid unpleasant ideas, realities and prospects. Denial is a coping mechanism common to us all regardless of our intelligence, education, knowledge or income. Therefore deliberately remaining ignorant or accepting conventional wisdom from persons pursuing their separate agendas is foolish, but easy.

    “Does this suggest persons in positions of authority, responsibility and power deliberately lie? Of course they do! As an absolute minimum they speak in half truths, omit highly relevant information or say nothing. Is this so difficult to believe given that so much of their personal and organization’s self interest is at stake?

    “Confidence is crucial. Causing investors and voters to remain confident is essential in order to avoid failure. Many financial institutions, governments and pension funds are effectively insolvent, but they have not declared bankruptcy in spite of this reality, simply because enough confidence continues to prevail with the assistance of a little creative accounting.

    “Self interest, as perceived and interpreted by each of us, is a dominant motivation. Listening to or reading the comments of the Federal Reserve Chairman and Treasury Secretary is at best to receive half truths. Quite simply, their jobs are to create and maintain the confidence of the public.

    Where is the Public Concern?
    “We the sheepeople like to travel in packs. We associate with persons of similar social class, age, and values, if for no other reason than it makes life more comfortable. Our associates, colleagues and friends validate our beliefs, because they believe what we believe. Yes, the tendency is to want to be part of a majority… a herd which follows opinion leaders like docile sheep. There is satisfaction and comfort in knowing we are correct, even safe, among folks of similar beliefs. That is largely why information and opinion expressed in the mainstream media is accepted without thought or reflection, much less challenge.” (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/71648/20101013/investing-in-gold-silver-is-a-no-brainer-here-s-why.htm)

    Thank you, Russ, for bringing this up.

    No. I don’t vote – never have, never will – in this system of government.

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