I’ll Vote But I Feel Like An Idiot!

I am going to head on over to my local polling place after I finish this newsletter. I am going to stand in front of some kind of device and flip a few switches or touch a screen a few times. I will be pretending to select people to whom I want to grant authority over my life. Yes, I am going to go and supposedly select people who are going to tell me who I can marry, who can take my possessions away and who can pollute my planet.

I am also supposed to believe that I am really selecting my own choice. The truth is we don’t even have the right to choose the candidates who can run for these positions of power! When was the last time a $26K per year school teacher successfully ran for president or a senate seat? The truth is that vote counting fraud aside in most cases the system is rigged before we even enter a voting booth. If you are not pre-approved by the establishment you don’t get the financial backing required to win an election; even if the voting process is legitimate! Thanks to Ronald Reagan the media no longer has to provide equal time to covering candidates. This is why you only know about two candidates for each race until you get into the booth and discover a laundry list of real candidates.

So, I am going to vote anyway. I am probably going to go down the line and vote for independent candidates. And then I’ll leave the booth thinking of the immortal words of NY Republican Representative Peter King; the words he uttered as he stood next to George W Bush PRIOR to the closing of the polls on election day 2004: “It’s already over. The Election’s over. We Won. It’s all over but the counting. And we’ll take care of the counting.”  My only questions are who is “we” this time? Think about it!

2 Responses to “I’ll Vote But I Feel Like An Idiot!”

  1. Catherine says:

    I voted early this morning on a touchscreen with a paper record that scrolled through and into the machine after I’d verified it was ok. I’m in NC, and I think most of the NC voting is on this type of machine. I did not have to present any identification, and the voting probably took less than ten minutes. All the workers at the polling place were professional and friendly.

    I don’t feel good about this Election Day and its final outcome. This day will, in my opinion, determine whether or not we say goodbye to the Constitution and hello to King George.

  2. Truth Seeker on March 4, 1972 on January 7, 2003 on August 21, 2004, or no, sorry, actually says:

    I’d be shocked if the Democrats gained either majority…

    Excellent point regarding financing, Jesse. This is one of those damned obvious things that people just keep putting up with for reasons that boggle the mind. The only candidates you ever really hear about are the ones who spend millions on TV spots. And duh… Exactly WHERE does the money for those TV spots come from, in large part?

    It’s time for another tea party, assholes!

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