Monday, November 01, 2004

Tired of Evil? I.N.V.E.S.T. Your vote.

I have talked to many people this election season who were disgusted with both candidates. The "Debates" were a sham, the Democratic and Republican conventions were merely infomercials, as the candidates were both picked beforehand.

Both candidates are irresponsible at best, and dangerous at worst. Neither candidate could bring themselves to propose a balanced budget. The best they could promise is cutting the 400 Billion dollar deficit in half in 4 years. Either way that will be roughly 1.2 Trillion dollars added to the 7.4 Trillion dollar debt. They both supported the Patriot Act and strongly support the war in Iraq. Both plan to keep American troops there awhile.

Now I know many of you are probably saying "Yeah but what can I do, I REALLY hate candidate X and I don't want to waste my vote!" What if there was a simple way to send a message, AND help your lesser evil candidate at the same time?

What would it be worth to you to see REAL debates? What would it be worth to hear differences on REAL issues? Would five minutes of your time be worth it? Well here it is:

Whoever you think is the lesser evil, find someone you trust who thinks the opposite. If you think Bush is the lesser evil then find a family member or close friend who thinks Kerry is the lesser evil. Make a Deal to vote for neither Bush nor Kerry and both vote third party. What will this do? It will give you peace of mind. You have taken an opposing vote off the field, AND voted FOR a third party.

The best part is, you can sit back and relax, knowing you took a vote from the greater evil, and gave TWO votes to the greater good! It will take no money, no campaigning, no major effort, except talking to that one member of your family who "MUST be nuts voting for that other guy!" If enough people were to do this every year, we could keep the political process on the straight and narrow.

So Don't WASTE your Vote, I.N.V.E.S.T. your vote. And Pass it on.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I wish you had published this earlier! We really could have done some damage that way. Shoot. I could think of a few people I'd like to use this logic on!


7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it only hit me last night. I was watching a piece on husbands and wives voting against one another. I thought "Damn that is stupid, they are cancelling each other out...." That is when the idea hit me!

Now if we can get ALL the third parties to endorse the idea, we can get it out there. Next election season we should have all the 3rd party candidates talk about this whenever someone mentions wasting your vote.

8:20 AM  
Blogger sunmorgus said...

A wonderful plan, and one I would proudly take part in. I have recently come of the opinion, having once thought that I could never make a difference with my vote, that not voting has less implications as a protest than voting for a third party. How can it be throwing away your vote if you are doing the rest of the world the greater good of potentially enacting a real change in office? It can't be! So I am no longer throwing away my vote by not voting, I am using my vote better than most, to make change.

9:43 AM  
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