I woke up and got on FB (possibly my first mistake) and checked my email. There's so much BS about voting and voter registration and that sparked the first rant of the day. And I quote, from my FB status:
"ye Gods. if I see one more "vote because it's your right and responsibility" thing I may screech and claw something to shreds. I am abstaining this year. This is my conscientious objection. These are my reasons:
1. Voting for the "lesser of two evils" when neither approved candidate is really "lesser" is not going to do any good. It's just going to continue and encourage the vicious cycle of stomping on the American people to benefit the privileged few.
addendum: who the hell "approved" these candidates anyway?? The American people? No!
2. Did we not see from last election that those in power put their choice in office no matter who we vote for? McCain won the popular vote over Obama. That means the majority of the American people wanted McCain. The Electoral College put Obama in office, overriding the majority vote. That means that the individual's vote DOES NOT MATTER. So no, one vote does not make a difference unless you're in the Electoral College.
3. Until a third party puts forward a viable candidate to end the idiotic cycle of duality that never goes anywhere, it's not worth it to me to get worked up over something I can't change.
So I choose not to vote. Hate, deride, and look down your nose at me. But my reasons are valid and you can't really argue with them. And don't tell me I can "write in" a different name. Because that's not going to make a difference any more than voting for an approved candidate is."
But that apparently doesn't apply to me.