Voting For What You Say Is Corrupt

Digg This I’ve gotten myself into a few conversations about politics where the end-all result is that we both agree that the current US government doesn’t do it’s job (doesn’t represent us properly) and that it needs to be redone.

However, most of these people that I get into discussions with about this are Liberals. As Liberals, they primarily believe in more government. I do not understand this. If you tell me that you want to redo the entire government because you think that the current government is completely corrupt, but then vote for more government, doesn’t that make you a hypocrite? This is like continually putting money in a soda machine when you know that the machine is just going to each your money – isn’t it?

With that said, I understand that with the dual party system here (which I cannot stand) that sometimes you have to vote for the lesser evil. But if you truly believe that the mainstream political contenders are corrupt then why would vote for the party that wants to create and spread it’s corruption (more government)? Wouldn’t you try to actively seek a contender that is not mainstream (not Democrat or Republican)?

The only thing that I can figure with this logic is this. With more government-is-your-daddy, you will receive more government programs. With more government programs, you have more taxes. More taxes and you have more wealth distribution. With more wealth distribution, you will get more personal kickbacks.

Go ahead and flame me…

I guess my question is this. Why are we so scared to step out and vote for someone that is not in the main two parties? Why don’t we have more people voting Libertarian, Socialist, Green, Labor, and Constitutional? I think that a lot of people would find voting much easier if they didn’t have to always vote for the lesser evil.


2 Responses to “Voting For What You Say Is Corrupt”

  1. 28 April 2008 at 01:33

    It’s the ultimate irony. We complain that our government is unresponsive to we who they are supposed to represent, but we continue to vote for people who we know aren’t going to represent us.

    So far in my life, I’ve been lucky, I’ve been able to believe in the people I’ve voted for. This year my luck has run out. I’m stuck with a list of people who I can’t get behind and support.

    What this means is, I’m going to have to look at all the candidates. The candidate comes closest to what I consider the right policies for the job (regardless of party) will get my vote.

    Some say that if I end up voting for a “3rd party” candidate, I’m “throwing it away”. I say that is Republican/Democrat propaganda at it’s worst. Niether of the major parties have a right to my vote, and they are arrogant to think they do.

    As long as the majority of voters continue to be lemmings, we’ll never have Representation again.

  2. 28 April 2008 at 01:38

    Para, I am strongly considering the same. I am seriously looking at the Constitutional or Libertarian parties. All three of the contenders (McHilama) are entirely too socialist for my taste. Even if I “throw my vote away” or “vote for the other team” by voting 3rd party, at least I will feel good about voting.

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