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August 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

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POSTED AUGUST 15, 2012

THE RIGHT NOT TO VOTE

In the subject article, author Lew Rockwell, dusts off an underused tool in the war against a tyrannical State. I have been alive to see many Presidential elections featuring “the lesser of 2 evils”. Right on cue, my email box contains many articles on the dangers of another Obama administration. I cannot disagree with those arguments.

Where we separate is the premise that electing the other guy is the solution. Back in 1968 we had the choice between Richard Nixon and the then,  Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Many thought changing to Nixon would end the war and put the nation on the correct path. 6 years later Nixon was impeached and about to be removed from office. Then there was Ford and Carter, Bush the first and Dukakis, Clinton and Bush, Clinton and Dole, Bush 2 and Gore, Bush and Kerry, McCain and Obama and now, Obama and Romney.

It’s no wonder they think we’re stupid. The U.S. electorate continually marches to the voting booths in November to vote in “more of the same”. The players may change, but the game remains the same. What if THEY gave an election and nobody came? At the very least the vale of legitimacy would be removed from these despots. It has been said, if you don’t vote, you have no right to complain. Actually, it is the reverse. If you continue to give your blessing to these creatures by voting for them, you have no right to complain. Stay home in November.

Bruce                  New World Order News

The Only Choice on November 6th

by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

The critical problem we face today is the same one all mankind has faced: the State, those monopolists who claim the right to break the laws that they make and enforce. How to restrain them is the critical problem of all sound political thinking. Making matters worse, this gang now has a monopoly on the money and the ability to print it, and they are abusing that power at our expense.

How does voting change the situation? Neither of the candidates for president wants to do anything about the problem. On the contrary, they want to make it worse. This is for a reason. The State owns the “democratic process” as surely as it owns the Departments of Labor and Defense and uses it in ways that benefit the State and no one else.

On the other hand, we do have the freedom not to vote. No one has yet drafted us into the voting booth. I suggest that we exercise this right not to participate. It is one of the few rights we have left. Nonparticipation sends a message that we no longer believe in the racket they have cooked up for us, and we want no part of it.

You might say that this is ineffective. But what effect does voting have? It gives them what they need most: a mandate. Nonparticipation helps deny that to them. It makes them, just on the margin, a bit more fearful that they are ruling us without our consent. This is all to the good. The government should fear the people. Not voting is a good beginning toward instilling that fear.

This year especially there is no lesser of two evils. There is socialism or fascism. The true American spirit should guide every voter to have no part of either.

August 15, 2012

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. [send him mail], former editorial assistant to Ludwig von Mises and congressional chief of staff to Ron Paul, is founder and chairman of the Mises Institute, executor for the estate of Murray N. Rothbard, and editor of LewRockwell.com. See his books.

Copyright © 2012 by LewRockwell.com. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

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