Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Yesterday, for the first time since I’ve been old enough to vote, I didn’t. The consequences? Not a damn thing. Not a single race was decided by a margin of 1 vote. The Democrats still won the statewide races. The Republicans still won most of the county races, and the Democrats won 2:1 all of the borough races. My un-cast vote didn’t mean squat. The same would have been true if I’d cast it.
The difference? Having not participated, I cannot be blamed for the actions of those elected. I withheld my implied consent of their future plundering, infringing and coercing.
Elections are theater. They are a government sponsored farce designed to make people feel good about their government. They are designed to make you feel like you have a say. Your “say” means nothing. In the vast majority of races an individual vote is meaningless. On top of that, if your vote happens to go to the less popular candidate – the loser of the race – you’re still screwed. No one cares that you don’t like the winner. No one cares that you didn’t vote for them. They are still elected and they are still placed over you as “your elected representative” – even if you despise their position on every issue.
‘Democracy’ is a joke. It’s a pretty façade to obscure the truth: unless you are in the majority, your choice will be ignored and you will be forced to submit to representation you didn’t want and don’t agree with.
I may, in the future suffer the polls to support a candidate I consider particularly beneficial to the cause of liberty, but generally, I think I’m done with this ridiculous scam.
I withdraw any possible implied consent that could be construed from my electoral participation. I disavow my “elected representatives”, for whom I did not vote.
They do not act in my interest.
They do not have my consent.
They do not act in my name.
They do not represent me.
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