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Why I won't be voting in this year's election....

  1. NBYomi profile image79
    NBYomiposted 13 months ago

    I won't be voting in the 2016 election, as all the candidates who did seem to have good sense lost, and the two vying for office... Don't seem to be very bright... But aside from that, it feels like a set up, as a means to manipulate history. Neither is doing anything to breed confidence, and feels like Liberal media is trying to manipulate the situation so we can have a female president. I mean you've gotta compare who Hilary went up against eight years ago to now. Back then, the candidates were well spoken, and kne how to reach the people. Aside from Bernie Sanders, you can't say that now, plus outside of Ted Cruz and G.W. Bush's brother, who were these new faces to the general public? Yet we all know who Clnton is, and we already had a black president, so why not a woman? Granted, she's white, but still... "Female empowerment nd such..." It feels to me like Clinton's taking advantage of the weak crop of candidates this time around, and in a way so is Trump.

    plus people these days are more cynical and angry which Trump and Hilary are playing to. Conservatives complain that there' too uch change, while the liberals complain that there's not enough. This allows for both parties to be taken advantage of by Trump and Clinton. Hence why I ain't voting, as it's not about helping the people or the economy, but manipulating history... Whih is why, regardless of who we get as president, we're boned in my humble opinion.

    1. lions44 profile image95
      lions44posted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Agreed. As much as it pains me to not vote, I can't vote for Trump (I'm a Republican).  And I would never vote for Democrat.  So I will vote on the down ticket candidates.

      1. NBYomi profile image79
        NBYomiposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        This might be a dumb question, but what's trump doing that you don't agree with?

    2. Credence2 profile image86
      Credence2posted 13 months ago in reply to this

      I pinch my nose to mask the stench of Democratic Party politics, and by extension, Hillary Clinton.

      But she is light years ahead of Donald J. Trump. So, I am compelled to cast my ballot to keep him out of office, if nothing else.

      1. NBYomi profile image79
        NBYomiposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        So Hilary in your mind is the lesser of two evils to pick from? Man, if only I saw it that way too.

        1. Credence2 profile image86
          Credence2posted 12 months ago in reply to this

          Both may be corrupt in their own way.

          But with Trump, I have to add intolerance to that and that tips the scales for me.

  2. Castlepaloma profile image23
    Castlepalomaposted 13 months ago

    I would not vote because I'm Canadain, if I could vote I vote to cancel Federal Government. Soon after the dollar crash most should charge their minds too.

    1. NBYomi profile image79
      NBYomiposted 12 months ago in reply to this


  3. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 13 months ago

    As an American , it is cowardly to not vote ones ideological  party because of what?............You don't feel the love .   I'm really sure THAT is what our for-fathers were all thinking .  I mean  Lets just "like " each other to death .       I say drop your' face book' bible and do the duty that was gifted to you , hold your nose and stop being so childish .

    Biggest problem today isn't even political pundits - its childish voters !

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      If your fore Father's had seen how Government today have violated the Constitution.  They would have had their second revolution immediately.

      1. ahorseback profile image45
        ahorsebackposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Absolutely !     Congress and Senate should have a wall built around them !

    2. GA Anderson profile image86
      GA Andersonposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      "...it is cowardly to not vote ones ideological  party"

      It sounds like you are saying you don't own your vote, your party does. Did I misread your intent?

      That also sounds a lot like the "I was just following orders..." defense. And given the context of your comment, your "...childish voters" sure likes like you mean voters that don't agree with you.


      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        First America sold out to a private company the Federal Reverse. Then in 1971 they stole all the gold and from then onward the Government has given people less service and more taxes each election. Dose it not make sense to get rid of the negative Feb service  before they steal everything?

      2. ahorseback profile image45
        ahorsebackposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Like I said , Hold your nose  .    My choice first --  The party second whether I like the nominee or not !  To not vote affects no good at all  and only spells the whaaaaaa [whiny ] factor !

        To not vote  can effectively elect the other party  .    Although there is something really smelly about Hillary . I could almost  understand the liberals  reluctance . At least you'd end up with an independent !

        1. GA Anderson profile image86
          GA Andersonposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          I think I understand your perspective, but I just don't share it. My vote is important to me. It is mine to determine. It is not a tool to be loaned out.


          1. ahorseback profile image45
            ahorsebackposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            Everyone has to stick to there  principles , I understand that .   I also believe that the whole idea of a  country  designed , forged , and created with the intent of  the voters singular  power of choice is more important than pride , ego or  stubborn ideological resolve. Once in America  , people looked at voting as a timeless privilege not as a cultural fad ,  do you think that the individual always loved their candidates ?   

            A wake up call to America , an election isn't a  face book " like ", Its a privilege and a responsibility.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image23
              Castlepalomaposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              Politicians are no longer responsible or accountable.

              They do give you their idea of privileges,yet take away your rights from based on my experiences.

              I wonder when American will stop thinking they are the one and only greatest country in the World.

              When in reality they no better or worst than the rest of the world.
              I know that must hurt.

    3. NBYomi profile image79
      NBYomiposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      @ahorseback Whelp, I knew someone would give me "You should vote, because it's your civil right and civil privilege as an American to vote" speech. Good thing I didn't mention that I was a black man, othrwise, you'd use the "Civil Rights" argument on me too.

      This isn't about "feeling the love," it's a trust issue, and I don't trust Hilary or Donald to be good leaders. Donald sounds like a close-minded jingoist and Hilary might as well a pampered princess in denial of her own biases towardsthe less fortunate, non-white, or the LGBT, (as a minority of liberals are prone to do) while using pretty words to sway the ignorant instead of focusing on the problems at hand:

      *People need jobs.

      *The rich need to loosen their tight grips on their dollars so the economy can flurish.

      But what do these idiots focus on:"Immigrants and first world issues for women and LGBT. As for racial minorities, well that depends on what day of the week it is. Maybe they will or won't give a crap about what we grow through, depends on how they feel at that moment... The thing is Hilary and Donald don't care about saving this country, they only care about manipulating it.

      So no, I'm not voting, especially since both candidates are set on running this country further into the ground. So I'mma sit back and watch them do it, and see Americans experience the sense of regret that the U.K. did after Brexit... In and case you forgot, that's also my civil right as an American.

      Oh, nd about it being cowardly to not vote for my ideal party? Did you read my post? Because it should have implied that I'm an independent voter. I don't care for politics, nor am republican nor democrat, I just go with whomever sound the most rational, and neither candidate is doing that for me.

      @Castlepaloma You're not an arrogant egotist are you? Because I am at time one, as a result I can tell you:"America will never stop thinking it's better than everyone else." America's got military might, good technology, charismastic politians, and wealthy globally renowned famous people. Why woyls America think less of itself, especially when it doesn't keep tabs on every other country, becausewho cares what they do?

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Nay,I love sharing, it's just time to confront the big bullies before I excape to South America . When the dollar collapses, I'll try to send ad much as full food producing from Peru. Plus teach some survival skill once the biggest mess in human history has complete itself, if it's still safe.

      2. ahorseback profile image45
        ahorsebackposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        I suspect you're missing my point and always will , voting is a privilege  ! I will assume you voted for Obama out of what ,  Because you saw the potential of character traits in someone without a legislative victory  in eight years of senate or in how many years in Chicago politics ?   ........ You know , those qualities  that haven't shown up even yet   ?

  4. Castlepaloma profile image23
    Castlepalomaposted 13 months ago

    I don't know what is worst...OK RANT

    Hillary's non practical business experience and sending the nation to death in taxes and programs.
    Trump's 4 bankruptcies in which he said he will drive the US into bankruptcies so he can make a new deal.

    At lease he notices a dollar crash. The only candidate that owns up the US dollar crash coming soon. Who in their right mind or need for hell, wants to be president of this.

    Trump,... do you know what that will do to a 350 trillions $ stock market. Then you got 60 to 200 trillions in Social security, medical, pension and so on. Let's not forget national debt for 2 lifetimes. Don't even get me started on foreign trade deals.

    US has already defaults on 3.4 trillion$  pension because wall Street gamble and loss with it.

    A new law won't let me lump sum my pension anymore. My bet I will loose my old age pension.

    My investment is producing natural food and energy in Bolivia on a landbase community.

    Shhhh... A CIA agent warned America about a kill list where everybody gets sorted out in a Fema camps. US will collapse because they are too big, like all other empire who went dark in human history.

    Many countries are sick and tire of all the US wars,  policies and policing. They have been waiting for America to get weak so they can all pile on them together.  I'LL BE BACK to clean the mess up, and will bring new technology in green living.

    I still believe in Capitalism and Corporatism will be lock up wail kicking out the pot heads. Let's replace reefer madness prisons with megalomaniac mental illness hospital wards.