Posted by adam.dada on March 6th, 2006
Anarcho-capitalists as a whole are against the idea of voting — we believe that voting for a government official is using force against others. I tend to agree, but I also vote, which for some of my peers is a conundrum that requires explanation.
At the end of March, I’ll be voting in my local city, county and state elections. I don’t vote Republican or Democrat, though. I don’t even vote Libertarian as I have no faith in any politician. I vote for the best person to decide of what is best for myself and my household — me.
My ballot allows write-ins, and I take advantage of this to vote for myself for every position. Since no politician has ever understood what is best for me, I figure the only person who I should elect is myself. I recommend to others in my area to do the same — vote for themselves. We have a growing minority in my county, and I hope to see the youngest voters taking advantage of the polls to vote for themselves as well.
I always vote NO to judge retention, and I always vote NO to any tax referendum. I basically vote NO across the board — NO to every candidate, and NO to every referendum. I’d rather see a “none of the above” option, but in reality, my write-in for myself is the same.
My dream for the national elections would be seeing 7% for the Democratic Presidential Candidate, 6% for the Republican one, and 87% for Other — meaning 87% of the people voting for themselves. We’d still elect the Democrat (or whoever) in this outcome, but the mandate of the people would have to be aired on the media.
Don’t skip on the opportunity to vote for yourself in any election. It is the best vote, the only vote worth making.
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