Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Don't Vote

(picture from www.etext.org)

Today is the first Tuesday in November, so it's election day in the States. Unlike the common calls you hear, trumpeted over the t.v., radio and the internet, I would instead like you to heed my call not to vote.

I'm not some disillusioned person who's frustrated with the political process and think every politician indistinguishable and every vote meaningless. No, I woke up this morning earlier than usual and I'm sitting here with my "I Voted" sticker on.

But that doesn't mean that I think you should vote. It doesn't matter if you would vote for my candidate or not. If it takes someone to urge you to vote, and remind you that today the polls are open, then just sit it out. You don't really care all that much about it, so why vote? The fewer people vote, the more my ballot is "worth."

So, if you're swayed by the bleatings you've heard within the past week to show up to the polls today, may I humbly suggest you follow the anti-Nike slogan: Just Don't Do It.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you a U.S. citizen? If so, when did you become one? If not, you just committed fraud.

D. said...

Que?

Anonymous said...

Are you a U.S. citizen?

D. said...

Are you an idiot, or do you just play one on the internet?

Anonymous said...

It's a simple question, son.

Thinkingvn said...

..."Are you a U.S. citizen? If so, when did you become one? If not, you just committed fraud".....This guy must be one of those people who think all non-white people are foreigners in the US.

Jimmy said...

Not that I would promote one to "not vote," rather, I would recommend all people I disagree with to vote on Wednesday.

Jimmy said...

Besides: predominantly democrat precincts are underserved with a disproportionate ratio of polling stations to constituents, voting tally systems are affiliated with ahem neocon parties, blacks get prohibited from voting because the lot of them were put on felon rolls circa 2004 election, and let's not even get into 2004 because it's quite disheartening to speak of as an American. Voting in America has become one transfat of a joke.

Anonymous said...

"Are you a U.S. citizen? If so, when did you become one?" Yo pienso que esta persona es muy stupido tambien! Why did this person think that you are not a U.S. citizen in the first place? Looking back, I think he/she got confused when you blogged about VN as your home while you were at Ha Long Bay, but the fact that English is your first language should have been a clear sign of your U.S. citizenship if this person followed your blog. By the way, a conscious "no vote" is, in fact, a negative vote.
Binh

Anonymous said...

I have heard that D is not a U.S. citizen. Just trying to figure out if that information is incorrect.

Anonymous said...

After reading some of this blog, there is no way that English is D's first language.