This Is Why I Don’t Vote

“Then I saw what was wrong with the world, I saw what destroyed men and nations, and where the battle for life had to be fought. I saw that the enemy was an inverted morality—and that my sanction was its only power.”

John Galt,   “Atlas Shrugged”

11 thoughts on “This Is Why I Don’t Vote

  1. Don’t get discouraged by the miners. We are making history. Miners at ALL-TIME cheapness relative to gold/silver.

    Yes, gold will fall to $600 and the entire industry will shut down after 10,000 years of history (Romans mined), but it is in the price.

    1. Agree. Anyone with a brain sitting on huge SPX gains should be unloading their positions and moving into the high high quality junior miners.

  2. I wouldn’t know about the whole gold mining industry shutting down, though I can guess what might happen: As the price of gold reaches/falls below the break even price, certain businessmen from Asia will offer to buy up the gold mines and take them off the hands of the unprofitable owners and then export the gold to points unknown (unknown to Westerners, anyway.)

  3. Thanks a lot Fave Dave for shirking your Duty as a responsible Citizen of this Republic.

    It makes it that much harder on the rest of us, and even easier for the scum to get away with their fraud and giveaways to the Free Sh*t Army.

    Why not just go piss on the graves of those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that you would have that Right to Vote, in order to have a choice and voice as to who your elected public servants would be, taxes raised/ bonds approved etc., rather than merely be a peon under some Monarch/ Dictator / Tyrant.

    So damned easy to take that Right and Duty for granted, sit on one’s a**, bitch about the way things are in this clusterf**k and simply leave it to America’s innocent kids and grandkids to deal with it after we leave this world.

    Does that pretty much sum up your choice of action?

    1. I’m glad you think voting makes a difference. It reveals a lot about your depth of knowledge and intelligence. Before I post any crudely worded reply you might have, I want you to first go read the Citizens United SCOTUS decision and report back on the significance of it.

      The true anti-patriots are the political leaders in both parties who are beholden to their corporate and wealthy elitist masters. That is why I posted the quote I posted, which clearly went over your head.

      And I’ll finish with this: A good friend of mine was a Congressional assistant for a Republican from Denver in the late 1980’s. My friend has stories about corruption, fraud and whore-mongering that is widespread on Capitol Hill even back then. But what made the deepest impression on me was a comment from his boss – the Congressman – was that Congressmen couldn’t stand their constituents other than that they needed them in order to get elected to the pot of gold that awaited them in DC.

      1. With all due respect David, as I sincerely appreciate your insights and input on the matters where you truly shine, and thus I have made efforts to link your articles of this website as well as your previous one at numerous other websites on the blogosphere, however when it comes to this particular subject matter, it’s not so much that you are ignorant, but that you know so much that just isn’t so.

        1) Re: “I’m glad you think voting makes a difference. It reveals a lot about your depth of knowledge and intelligence.”

        You know absolutely nothing about me, David. How does it benefit you to presume otherwise?

        2) Re: “Before (you) post any crudely worded reply you might have, I want you to first go read the Citizens United SCOTUS decision and report back on the significance of it.”

        Again David, to presume that I am unaware of the Citizens United decision, or even similarly presume the same in regards to the Taft Hartley Act; or 494 U.S. 652; the McCain-Feingold Act; 540 U.S. 93, or even issues with the F.E.C. in general, is simply a knee jerk rush to judgment on your part.

        3) Re: “The true anti-patriots are the political leaders in both parties who are beholden to their corporate and wealthy elitist masters. That is why I posted the quote I posted, which clearly went over your head.”

        David, has it occurred to you that possibly I have been in this battle far longer then you imagine or otherwise are at present willing to give me credit for?

        I read Ayn Rand’s novel in the early 70’s while attending Law School after being blessed to make it back to the real world. Why would you presume that the quote posted “went over (my) head”?

        Am I supposed to take it that you base your decision to engage in publicly touting excuses to others for not exercising their right to vote and choose their public servants, solely on a work of fiction?

        Let’s put aside for the moment, all of the lives lost and sacrifices made by our Founding Fathers and Patriots to free us from the yoke of a tyrannical Monarchy in order to place the Citizens as Sovereign in this Republic.

        I for one, am willing to go out on a limb to state that the majority of eligible voters today, were not ‘ineligible to vote’ mere teenagers whose lucky number unfortunately came up drafting them into military service, likewise winding up at Camp Hansen on Okinawa and praying that America would wake the hell up and listen as Ronald Reagan made his speech supporting Barry Goldwater made back in the autumn of ’64:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY

        Perhaps many presume or imagine that subsequently the 26th Amendment came about, or that the draft merely ended, on their own initiative back in ’70’s rather than through the efforts and political pressure of Voters who never gave up fighting to correct injustices.

        Perhaps the majority of voting age Americans today as well never even heard of Ron Paul back in ’76 when he was the Texas Chairman for Ronald Reagan’s campaign bid for the GOP nomination, let alone comprehend the efforts subsequently made during the Reagan Administration to compel the U.S. Mint to resume minting Silver and Gold Coins as a result of Dr. Paul’s, Lewis Lehrman’s, and countless Patriot’s efforts.

        4) Re: “Congressmen couldn’t stand their constituents other than that they needed them in order to get elected”

        That’s hardly any newsflash David, as that has been a universally known truth since Matthew 6:24

        Although I could give well over one hundred reasons WHY I VOTE, and will continue to do so until the very day I face my Maker, regardless of any and all useful idiots touting otherwise benefiting only the free sh*t army voters and status quo, as well as personally attach a name to each one of those of those reasons from one Company alone out of just one Battalion of hundreds of names never reaching the age to vote, or making it back from the meatgrinder to exercise that right in order to make changes for the better for future generations, here is but just one real life example:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE7iReNtzKs

        One LCpl Garland Ray Mann who not even a week after this interview in Con Thien, met his Maker on the night of 06 Dec 1967, a mere six months shy of his reaching the age to vote, much less ever getting the chance to set eyes upon his recently born daughter, along with LCpls Jenkins and Perry (both as well not old enough yet to vote) when three dozen 82mm mortars landed within the perimeter at the Rock Crusher.

        5) And as far as any “revolution” goes, most Americans haven’t seen, let alone been within miles of a clusterf**k, much less even know what the elevation come up is between 300-800 meters, and this isn’t the 1770’s; 1860’s; or even the 1960’s, so I say as long as there is still a choice and chance between the ballot box and a cartridge box, the wise will opt for the former.

        On the other hand, maybe I am just an old man and old school, but I’ll be damned if I will just roll over and let the banksters and the district of criminals bring WW III down upon our heads much less let the free sh*t army vote unopposed to stick my grandkids with Trillions of debt not of their own making.

        Cheers & Semper Fi

    2. If there was a 3rd party candidate running on a platform of massive reforms that I believed in, I might cast a vote out of principle… however, there isn’t so, like Dave, I’m not going to grant my consent to the long and growing list of damaging things these cockroaches do. Why enable? Better to act locally as best we can at this point.

  4. Dave–I respect that your decision to not vote is, in itself, a “none of the above” vote. I still remember walking down the streets of Tampa Florida with my mom and dad who had just come home from 4+ years in the Navy in WWII. Don’t remember what election it was because I was Probably 4 at the time. Everywhere there were signs which said “Don’t gripe if you don”t vote.” That stuck with me and I have been griping a lot lately. I had to choose between the lesser of evils in Florida for Governor, so I bit the bullet and cast my lot reluctantly. Still love your insight. Joe

    1. Thanks. But all voting does is sanction a system that is 100% corrupted. Anyone who votes de facto approves of Citizens United and all the other acts of “law” passed by Bush and Obama that have destroyed the Constitution. ALL DC Congressmen are beholden to the corporate and wealthy interests that fund their campaigns. Just take a look at your local House Rep or Senator and see who his/her biggest donors are.

      Anyone who thinks that politicians give a rats ass about the middle class is a complete idiot.

      Change will only occur by voting with the people overthrowing the current sytem – aka known as “a revolution.”

  5. This too shall pass –
    I for one do vote and understand clearly that it is always a two horse race – the deal is – this is all we got right now and to check out completely I judge to be well……hard to put into words –
    Used to be like you and found that I was even MORE frustrated with it all – because I griped without any skin in the game. Yea we can all agree it is rigged – yet “Don’t gripe if you don”t vote.”

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