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Why do American vote for the lessor of two evils? Isn't that still putting evil

  1. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Why do American vote for the lessor of two evils? Isn't that still putting evil in office?

  2. dahoglund profile image81
    dahoglundposted 6 years ago

    I would imagine when one votes for the lesser of evils it is because those are the only choices available.

  3. JEDIJESSICUH profile image76
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 6 years ago

    Ah, to quote a wise man, "The lesser of two evils is still evil."

    Probably because we, as Americans, are not entirely smart. When we think that the lesser of the two evils is better, we don't remember that the person is still evil.

  4. point2make profile image81
    point2makeposted 6 years ago

    That's a great question Cagsil.......We keep repeating the same mistake. We vote one in and another out. Incompetence begets incompetence. Maybe what we need to start doing is voting quality and forget party, special interest and quantity. Maybe we should be ignoring the press, political spin and the billions that are spent, on advertising, trying to sway us for our votes and start taking responsibility for our own voting. Perhaps we could look for the best person to represent us and hold that person accountable for representing "US"  instead of selling out to the parties and special interests.  Let's outlaw all political advertising period. Make it so all candidates must connect with the people that will be voting for them, personally, if they want to be elected to public office. Set term limits for all and make recall easier to accomplish. How about real campaign finance reform where the largest donation any candidate can accept from any source is $1.

  5. Anarchos profile image59
    Anarchosposted 6 years ago

    Because we operate under the same premise as so many Middle Eastern dictatorships. Sure, the current regime is terrible but if we get rid of them then the terrorists will take over.

    Not to mention the Democratic and Republican parties have rigged the game in their favor. Until people stop thinking of themselves in one of the those two camps (an increasing number of people are independents) this will continue.

  6. stanwshura profile image75
    stanwshuraposted 6 years ago

    Who says we do that?  It doesn't have to be so.  It is, sometimes.  But generalizing the "evil" tag on all (I assume you mean dems and repubs) is much too broad a stroke to be accurate.

    Sometimes Americans do get it wrong.  Like the practice of slavery.  Or child labor.  Or denying women the right to vote.  Or capital punishment.  Or filibustering - that is - blocking the conversation.

    Sometimes we get it right, though.  Like electing our current president.  Like establishing child labor laws.  Like getting their heads out of their asses and recognizing that women are half the population statistically, and are - gee whiz - also humans and also citizens - duh, gee Wally, maybe they should be able to vote too - duh-huh!!!

    We get it right when we elect public servants, not politicians.  Sometimes it's VERY hard to tell the difference.  Sometimes, sadly, the latter pretend to be the former.

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    erikjohnsonposted 6 years ago

    We need a President from West Point.....Not Harvard or Yale.  We need a president that has some balls and be tough.  Been a long time.  So all we have are these silver spoon rich kids to vote for.  Two evils....

  8. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I think that the lesser of the evils is still evil, but the involvement of Americans is an absolute must if people don't want things to get even worse. But considering how the country is going to heck anyways, it's not the best idea for millions to not vote or otherwise show a lack of interest in the political system. It would be just what some would like to happen so that they could do even more negative or blatantly wild things that don't suit the majority of Americans or their ideas about American life.