Election Day

by Handsome Matt

It’s election day, and I for one am filled with… nothing.

However, I have finally determined what it is that has caused me to lack any real feelings whatsoever about voting, and our democratic process.

There are few real solutions on the table.

If we look at most political commercials and the politicians behind them; it’s mostly a case of “I’m better than this guy. Look at how they are/have been.”

Look at the election leading up to George W. Bush’ second election. The Democrats were scrambling for a candidate, and their basic campaign was “vote for us, at least we aren’t Bush!” And their candidate:

The Master of the flip-flop, John Kerry.

A ridiculous choice for president if ever there was one.

The democratic process has become a stage for oneupmanship of the wrong kind. It’s a constant bombardment of negative speak, followed by a brief “but I’m not like that.”

No solutions offered to our problems, no ideas, no suggestions, no action. All signs of a lack of leadership.

We’re voting to the lowest common denominator, and the results of that choice have been clear from Clinton onwards.

Again: Don’t vote, revolt.

It is not the time to cast a meaningless ballot, it is the time to throw off these bonds of tyranny through ineptitude. Yes, I’m calling for action against the current means of government in the US. No,that does not make me a traitor. To preserve America, we have to fix it. Unfortunately those in power are so entrenched, that revolution is our only course of action.

“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”