Monday, June 23, 2008

A Wasted Vote

John Quincy Adams said, "Duty is ours; results are God's." Let us determine to do our duty (vote on principle) and know that God has determined the results.

Every election year, seems the pickings get slimmer and slimmer -- especially in the higher offices. Some will consider voting for a third party candidate, and will hear "Voting for a third party candidate is a wasted vote. There is no chance that person can ever be elected."

Want to hear what I think is a wasted vote?? (Possibly not, but I'll tell ya anyway). A wasted vote is a vote for a person you know does not hold anything near your principles (or doesn't have any principles). Some people call it holding their nose and voting. Voting that violates your conscience is a wasted vote. Voting for a worthless candidate who actually gets elected is the most wasted vote!!!!

This year there are a few folks I won't vote for because the chances they will be elected are too great. Wouldn't want to have that on my conscience.

1 comment:

clinch64 said...

It used to be in elections that each party was almost certain to have as their candidate the best possible one available. But now?

Maybe it is because the best available are not up to the task. Perhaps they do not want to subject themselves to all of the hocus-pocus that now seems required for a candidate to be elected.

The majority of Americans will say they are ready for real change in nearly every poll taken. But are we really ready for it? I believe so many of us still prefer the status quo, and are actually afraid of turning over the apple cart. I think this explains why there has never been a legitimate third part challenge for President in the modern era. You might could argue for Ross Perot,but you could just see that headed for disaster from the early going.