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Before anything I want to say that I'm not advocating anarchy nor am I an anarchist. However the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, which leads me to my title. Why vote if every time you do vote the outcome is the same, the people in Washington are not representing you, they are representing the special interest. Again I don't want to upset anyone's sensibilities when it comes to their Constitutional rights to vote and what that means to our way of freedom and rights. But if the system is gamed why be led around manipulated and deceived thinking you have a voice through your vote and that your government is doing things to better your life.

If the government was truly concerned about you it would do things like do away with the Federal Reserve which is a privately owned business. Do away with the IRS which collects taxes illegally,(again let me say I'm not advocating not paying taxes), do away with privately owned banks and implement government banks like the founding fathers intended. They would stop all these crazy wars, and implement laws that provide some sort of protection for workers of corporations whose companies take their business overseas. These are just some of the things the government should do for you if they were serious about bettering the lives of the American people. Since the government isn't doing these things for you and ninety percent of the wealth is in the hands of one percent, it's obvious the government is not representing the ninety nine percent.

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Why go to the polls to vote if the system is gamed. It's like going into a gambling casino everything is gamed so that the odds are not in your favor. So what would happen if everybody in the casino all of sudden left, the casinos would go out of business awfully fast, we could all send the same message to Washington, what else, can you do. You can't fight the government and to continue doing the same thing over and over is simply insanity.

If the government doesn't represent you and both political parties are working for the same special interests, then why in the world would you want to participate in something that leaves you out of the equation? It would be better to spend your time in a more constructive way in order to better serve you and your country. Being the creatures of habit that we are and not wanting to let go of our Constitutional rights we allow ourselves to slowly stew in the proverbial pot which is gradually heated. Just stay home during elections. You don't have to try and convene a Congressional meeting in order to get your grievances redressed. You don't have to buy air time on CNN or take out a newspaper ad. All we have to do is collectively stay home during elections. Easy right?

Having said all that I not blind or stupid about the present condition we are in. While not voting is really a good idea, the problem of being under the thumb of the ruling elite is not going to go away. These people are highly intelligent when it comes to getting what they want and they don't stop at anything to get it. They are tenacious and anonymous which makes it very hard for anyone to even know who they are dealing with. How can you hit a target if you can't even see it, so what's the answer? I think not voting is a really good answer in some respects, but I suppose the story will just have to play itself out since it is larger than any of us.

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I am a 57 year old Hispanic Male who in 1979 became disabled after finishing around three years of college. I first started out in Industrial Engineering, after two years decided to get out because my math wasn't as good as I thought. I then (more...)

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I published this article even though I disagree wi... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 1:31:07 PM
Thank you for publishing my article even though yo... by Fernando Macias on Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 2:04:45 PM
Rob, FernaandoThe democracy machine is always abu... by Mark Sashine on Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 2:42:00 PM
Dear Mark,Any kind of OUR is going to include peop... by Fernando Macias on Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 4:39:38 PM
It depends who and what you vote FOR. How did that... by Joe Giambrone on Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 3:34:46 PM
I thought my second paragraph explained what I wan... by Fernando Macias on Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 4:32:01 PM
I couldn't agree less with your silly proposition.... by Shirley Braverman on Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 7:47:22 PM
Shirley, you have been dogging me with your idioti... by Fernando Macias on Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 9:21:18 PM
Me, name calling? All I've ever said in your dir... by Shirley Braverman on Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 11:54:09 PM
I suppose you forgot, fragile soul, silly, conspir... by Fernando Macias on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 2:57:11 AM
A massive Don't Vote campaign could expose the ill... by Derryl Hermanutz on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 1:56:31 AM
Thanks Derryl. Your comment is well placed with yo... by Fernando Macias on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 2:27:52 AM
Voting is what its all about. All the posturing a... by Shirley Braverman on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 4:21:03 AM
Did you get a chance to read Derryl Hermanutz's po... by Fernando Macias on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 5:01:11 AM
f someone thinks he /she votes and makes a differe... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 8:51:21 AM
Heh, heh, heh! Your right not voting is still voti... by Fernando Macias on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 9:50:24 AM
Hey Mark how about this. фуцк т...ьэм а... by Fernando Macias on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 10:59:57 AM
No7, in Russian it is ( politely)Against all-пр... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 11:16:04 AM