Written by: Alex Sandell
How exactly do you throw away your vote? By voting for a grassroots party (such as the Juicy Cerebellum endorsed "Green Party") which you see as having no chance of winning? By voting for the lesser of two evils? By not voting at all? It is apparent to me that not voting at all is the only way a person could "throw away" their vote.
Choosing not to vote for a grassroots party whose platform you strongly agree with would be like never visiting this page again because it's not as big as MSNBC. How would this page ever become as big as "MSNBC"? Easy - an equivalent number of people would have to hit both sites an equal amount of times each day. Will this ever happen? Probably not. Does that mean you should never read The Juicy Cerebellum again? Would you just be "throwing away" your hit? Does the page suddenly have no validity due to the fact that the Microsoft/NBC conglomerate known as MSNBC has greater means to advertise and bring in readers? If you answered "no" to all of thee above, get out there and vote!
Deciding that voting for the lesser of two evils is nothing more than throwing away your vote wouldn't be a bad decision if, A.) you had an IQ of 2 and, B.) were currently in a coma. Let me put it this way: if you were forced to watch one of two television programs for the next two years, one which is an okay program, and one that totally sucks, wouldn't you choose the one that was "okay"? If you really had to sit in front of that TV, can you honestly tell me that you would surrender the remote and let someone else decide for you? What if the person you allowed to control your destiny for the next two years decided to pick the show that totally sucked? Wouldn't you regret the fact that you didn't take a few minutes to make the choice yourself? Unless you want a bunch of people you don't know, and probably wouldn't like much, making your decisions for you, get out there and vote!
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