Voting for Obama or Romney and knowing that both of them don’t care about average Americans will only continue pushing the pendulum that is American politics, to either the Republicans or the Democrats, with there being no substantial change in how the system itself works and who is benefits and oppresses.
- 12 Steps to Overcoming Addiction to Voting for the "Lesser of 2 Evils"
- The Left Has Lost It's Nerve and Direction
- The Elections Won't Bring Progressive Change, So What Can?
- Series | 2014 Mid-term Election Guide, Part 3: Third Parties Are Not Spoilers
Devon DB, Global Research
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September 22, 2012 | Yes, I would like to admit that this November, I will be voting third party. However, contrary to what many do or would like to believe, I am notwasting my vote.
When stating that you are going to vote third party, one is usually met with the typical dismissals that “you’re wasting your vote” and “there’s no chance in hell that they will win.” While my party of choice may not win, I realize that there is little difference between either candidate and that both will only make this country worse.Obama has made a number of policy decisions during his first term that have strengthened the police state, expanded US militarism abroad, and aided the very bankers that have pillaged the country.Concerning the police state, during his presidency, Obama has created a legal precedent that allows him (and future presidents) to assassinate US citizens as can be seen in the case of Anwar al-Awlaki.
Devon DB is a 20 year old independent researcher and writer. He is studying political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Series | 2014 Mid-term Election Guide, Part 3: Third Parties Are Not Spoilers, Ralph Nader, Wall Street Journal / Eurasia Review
- Why is a third-party candidate called a "spoiler" when the nominees of the Republican and Democratic parties, that have given us a spoiled political system (corrupted by the highest bidder) are never referred to in such a pejorative way?
- Lesser-Evil Math Doesn't Compute
- The left has lost its nerve and its direction
Previously in the 2014 Mid-term Election Guide: