I believe there are two kinds of American who are planning to vote Republican. The first kind is the kind who thinks the Republican incumbent is doing a great job and you truly support his work in office. For you, there is no problem with the current system, and you are not the audience I am trying to reach with this writing.
The second kind of American who is planning to vote Republican is the kind who doesn’t feel much support for the Republican candidate, but who thinks that the “Democratic” candidate is just too evil to bear.
I understand how you feel. The current political system in the US puts you in a bind. It is a system of blackmail, where the lesser evil seems to be the best choice available. Everyone knows that voting third-party is a waste of your precious choose-one vote, and so is sitting out the election.
I can understand that no matter what idealistic claptrap some people spout, you know that at least this time around, you must vote against the greater evil. After all, the record of that “Democratic” candidate is just outrageous, and he appears to be getting senile as well.
But after this election, are you going to put up with this same pattern, election after election? A choice between Trump and HRC, then a choice between Trump and Biden, and who knows next time, maybe a Hitler and a Mussolini? Has it ever occurred to you that a future is possible without lesser evilism and without political blackmail? Yes, give in to the blackmail this election, but how about going on after that to create a future free from this evil?
I propose that those of us who are fed up:
- Organize, State by State.
- End the power of the parties to decide anything about who is on the ballot in public elections, or who can run in them. What justification can you cite for allowing the parties to retain this power?
- Institute a system of public elections that would resist any spoiler effect or vote splitting.
Our goal? Real choice in elections and real people power instead of kleptocracy.
Appendix — Blurb To Post On Facebook
Some Americans truly support the Republican candidate. For you, there is nothing wrong with the system.
But some only plan to vote Republican because you consider the Republican the lesser evil. I definitely heard from people of that opinion when HRC was running for POTUS.
I can understand that no matter what idealistic claptrap you hear, you know that at least this time around, you must vote against the greater evil. The record of that “Democratic” candidate is just too much to bear.
But are you going to put up with this same pattern throughout the political future, election after election? Why not do something about it? https://wp.me/p23U97-id