Lesser of Two Evils

November 5th, 2008 by Eric Cope

I hope your “lesser of two evils” vote helps you sleep at night. I was discussing (who am I kidding, arguing) with my father regarding the effectiveness of the “lesser of two evils” vote. Our individual votes are infinitely irrelevant. However, as they collect, they become powerful. Unfortunately, we, as a society, have fallen into this trap of the two party system. This system has lead us to a 31% president approval and a 19% Congress approval. Voting for the lesser of two evils delivers these types of approval numbers. By voting for the lesser of two evils, you are not voting for your ideals. Instead of placing someone in office that reflects your ideals, you (try to) prevent someone else’s ideals, resulting in no one’s ideals being placed in office, screwing everyone.

Last election, I voted for the lesser of two evils, and regretted it as soon as the bubble was filled. I promised myself I would never do it again. This year, I voted for Ron Paul in the primaries, converting to Republican to do so, and Bob Barr in the general election. I voted for my ideals. Can you say the same about your candidate?

Just in case you were wondering, its a little blurry, camera phones suck…

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