"I shall not go to the polls. I have not registered.
In a democratic form of government, where power is vested in the hands of the people, voting is the most precious right of all.
In a democratic form of government voting would be one of the ways that the people exercise the power vested in them, either directly by voting on issues, budgets, and policies, or indirectly by voting for representatives who are obligated to represent their constituents.
In a democratic form of government elected representatives can be directly recalled by the people at any time that they fail to represent the people who elected them.
In the US we do not have a democratic form of goverment; therefore, our participation in the electoral system - a system devised by the Ruling Class to serve them and perpetuate their rule - is not warranted and should be withheld.
WHY WE BOYCOTT
MC Prose, California: I boycott elections because the submission of a registration to vote is asking for PERMISSION TO SUBMIT to the rule of an institution that relies on a monopoly on violence and on overt violent coercion (or the threat of the same) for its very sustenance. Voting legitimizes the actions of sycophants and sociopaths, who are basically the only kinds of people who can look at the cesspool that the political class has become and still want to be one of them.
When you vote, you are agreeing to be bound by the outcome of that vote, no matter who wins the election. You declare your allegiance to whatever system they choose to put in place, especially now that we have been made subject to several layers of emergency (and even secret) powers that have never been relinquished. Our government has delegitimized itself several times over and they use the vote to elicit your consent to the continuing charade of freedom and the imposition of ever-more intrusive mandates over how you live and conduct your daily personal affairs. Voting = Consent. I DO NOT CONSENT.
Ted Aranda, Illinois: The fundamental logic of voting in this representative system is quite simple: We put masters above us. No way do we control the officials we vote into office, which is why they naturally answer to the plutocrats who give them tons of money and cushy jobs through the revolving door. Strictly and technically speaking this system is an oligarchy, the rule of the few (president, Congress, City Councils, mayors, governors, etc.). It is totally indefensible; we will never prevail through participating in it
Bob, NJ (Carson's Corner): In 2008, I supported President Obama (although I didn’t vote, and have never voted in an election) under the belief that President Obama was the alternative to the conditions we faced at that time. Shortly after his election, it became apparent that Obama was indeed a more effective evil in advancing the corporate agenda of the ruling class. He famously told Wall Street executives, the very people that melted our economy, “I am here to help.”
A wise man named Jacques Fresco once said, “Politicians are not elected to change things, they are elected to keep things the same.” Keeping things the same entails a furtherance of the corporate state, which makes life in America unbearable for those not in the ruling class. Since it is obvious you cannot work within the system for change, boycotting the elections is the most effective form of dissent. The very definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
Michael, Florida: I don't give my consent to a government where the only option I have is to choose whose puppet going to have to follow the order of an oligarchy of family running the American corporation. By boycotting the vote not only I say that i don't feel represented by any of the candidate but by not going to the poll even for a white ballot I say that I don't believe that vote is the way to change USA and I don't wanna play that game.
Georgy, Florida: For many years I believed the clearest statement of my rejection of the corporate duopoly was to support leftist third-party candidates. After all, not voting at all could be easily misinterpreted as complacency. However, in recent years I have come to the conclusion that voting in and of itself functions to legitimize the entire corrupt, plutocratic system. What is needed is an organized movement that seeks to delegitimize the system through an election boycott.
Tom, Ontario: Parliamentary democracy in Canada has been a charade since Confederation in 1867. A cabal of Masonic Satanists runs the country and government serves them, not the ordinary folk. By voting you give the appearance of consent of the governed, yet elected representatives do not make policy and they do not give a flying fuck what you serfs think.
Kathy, California: I refuse to vote for 2 reasons, I am an anarchist and do not consent to complete strangers, and mostly psychopaths at that, presuming to have any rights to call the shots in my life, and second is the fact that the people who run for election do not make policy in amerika, they are nothing but figureheads, you might as well vote for Howdy Doody. The real power is never EVER up for any vote.
WHY WE BOYCOTT