Planning to vote with the self-styled “Democratic” Party, because you judge that the Republican is unacceptably bad and you have only two choices? 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, appointments to the Supreme Court are at stake, along with a plethora of other reasons.
But afterward, 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, or some other kind of Sophie’s Choice? 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
Planning to vote “Democrat”?
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. After all, appointments to the Supreme Court are at stake, along with a plethora of other reasons.
But are you going to put up with this same pattern throughout the political future, election after election? https://wp.me/p23U97-i3