Okay, so in a recent post, I admitted that while I do not hate Mitt Romney, I was not going to vote for him. And while I can certainly take the high road about personal attacks on candidates, as one who does not want him or the accompanying Republican platform elected, if you are a supporter and choosing not to vote, “Thank you.”
Because, as David LaMotte puts it so eloquently in this video, “The Myth of Democracy” (2010), “It’s not run by all of us, it’s only run by the people who show up.”
So in the end, if you don’t vote, by simple percentages, my votes counts that much more. Again, thank you.
And if you missed the other five reasons that David argues that you SHOULD vote:
- If you don’t vote, you can’t whine. That’s the rule.
- It feels good.
- You get a groovy “I voted” sticker.
- A lot of people died so you can vote.
- If you don’t vote, someone else gets to vote for you.