By, Chris Rossini
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Today, Presidential Election Day, only comes around every 4 years, so it's important to really enjoy the moment. And, as usual, I am...by not voting.
Yes, it's disappointing to see so many that still participate in the government's sacrament; but, it's comforting to know that I'm not adding to the tragedy.
And what exactly is that tragedy?
Well, let's think of it this way:
Very few of us would willingly, and with good conscience, go up to our neighbor's door and threaten them to give up their property (or else).
In the time that I've spent on this Earth, I've yet to see one person standing on his neighbor's porch and yelling "Give me an education!...Give me healthcare!...Give me Insurance!...You must pay! It is my right!"
The reason that people don't do this is because: (A) The neighbor might whoop them, and/or (B) the government would (ironically) throw them in jail for being a criminal.
When you vote, the government relieves you of the messiness of going to your neighbor and robbing him. The government, with your support, will do it for you!
The nastiness of government hitting up your neighbor on your behalf is out-of-sight...out-of-mind.
When you vote, you merely choose who will be doing the dirty work...the guy in the red tie, or the guy in the blue tie. The dirty work will be done. Abolishing it never an option. But what has been drilled into you is that you need to cherish your "right" to choose between red tie or blue tie.
Your choice as to which thief will do the dirty work is a way to "make your voice heard".
Fortunately, there is a way out of this crazy thinking. When you don't vote, you do your part to smash it into pieces.
But first, you must believe that it's not ok to steal; even if someone has a majority of "votes."
So I always urge people not to vote.
Yes, the voting will continue. And yes, either red tie or blue tie will continue to clean your pockets and attempt to micromanage your life. But, you're no longer giving your thumbs up to the whole thing.
You're no longer a consenting participant in this great tragedy.