We hear it all the time. Even Puff Daddy tells us to “vote or die”.
I’m of the opinion that unless you know enough about the policies of all of the candidates running, and whether or not these policies are feasible, you should STAY AWAY from voting.
I think voting just for the sake of voting, when you don’t know shit about politics (as I don’t) is:
- A waste of time.
- More harmful than good.
Why should people vote for someone they know nothing about? People get caught up in the marketing schemes of each of the campaigns and think they know what they are talking about, but in reality haven’t even watched any of the political debates. These commercials take advantage of the average moron and sway their vote to one side or the other, when in fact that person has no knowledge on what they are actually voting on.
Now, you could make the argument that as a responsible American adult, people should take the time and effort to learn about each candidate, watch the political debates, and vote for a side they feel better about. With this I agree and disagree, but I think it’s a whole other topic by itself. For now I just wanted to say that if you don’t know shit about politics (which the average American doesn’t), then stay away from the polls this year and let the people who know what they are voting on take care of business.