Election season rushes towards a roaring crescendo. Both the major parties spend hundreds of millions of dollars, clogging the airwaves and my mailbox, trying to persuade me to vote for their candidates. My Republican friends beg me to vote for Romney. My Democrat friends want me to vote for Obama.
There is no way I will vote for either.
My first experience voting was for George McGovern, when he ran against Richard Nixon. Nixon won. Many of us remember how that ended.
Both major parties have done nothing but piss me off ever since.
The last time I voted for a major party candidate, it was for Bill Clinton’s second term. Then came Monicagate. If he had just said, “Hell yes, we had sex. It was a mistake. I’m sorry. It won’t happen again”, I could have had some respect for the man. But no, he had to be a weasel. I so regretted voting for him.
Then the Democrats tried to Get Mr. Albert Gore elected, the Epitome of Hypocrite himself. That election offered a real great choice. I have voted for fringe parties ever since.
From what I can tell, a politician from either major party has the same scale of interests:
1. Self Interest (selfish, not enlightened)
2. Special Interests
3. The Good of this Country, as it applies to Big Business
4. Other Country’s Business, as it applies to American Big Business
5. Other People’s Business, as it applies to lifestyle choices and other private matters the government has no business being involved in
Six and down- a bunch of other stupid stuff
Way at the bottom of the list are small businesses and non-wealthy individuals, not important at all in the Grand Scheme.
I don’t propose to know exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the Constitution. I doubt if the present state of the United States government was it, though.
As long as my perception of major party politicians remains unchanged I will be voting fringe.
For a list of alternative political parties, visit this link: http://apatheticvoter.com/PoliticalParties.htm
And those are my views on politics.
Please remember to get out there and vote, regardless of your political views!
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