If you vote today…

I don’t have a lot to say for or against voting itself. I realize many of our country’s polls are conducted in a shoddy, corrupt manner… which only serves to say that the whole process of the warfare state is corrupt. This is not very surprising. I do want to say a few words, to those of you who understand that all our civic participation is the lifeblood of society and humanity. I plan on dragging my ass to my local precinct and voting as honestly as possible, with a bias against incumbents who have shown harm to human spirit of liberty. I only hope that my voter card and a utility bill is enough to grant me my right to push our government in a direction which isn’t so terribly dark and morally confounding.

Some of you may choose not to vote, I certainly wish the sentiment weren’t so anti-participatory, because it strikes me as nihilist. I respect anyone’s non-voting choice, though I think it’s the most lazy option considering they could go to the ballot and write-in NONE OF THE ABOVE for every option if they truly wanted to register their protest.

If you think it’s an important day, it is only important because of tradition and custom. Campaign ads and fliers, all calling attention to a mythical final showdown at the ballot box, where your vote may not even be counted. If you transcend party politics or have more than a 30 second memory, it’s more than possible possible you will be disappointed at the results and will want to wring your hands at the futility of the process. C’est la vie.

If you vote today… keep in mind that the polls will close, winners will be declared, concession speeches will be made and lavish celebrations will provide more colorful fodder for political pundits. But soon the clock will tick away into November 3rd and to the 4th and 5th and so on, the more rational will face the reality that our overwhelming movement against tyranny must go on no matter which party is in power.

But today is what it is, and if you take the time to vote today (or otherwise take the time to do something to participate in our civic duties) — then I applaud you no matter what.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

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