You can call me Bobby, I run a little site called Thinksquad. I have an associates degree in industrial design from the Art Institute of Seattle. A bachelors of arts from the University of Washington, and graduated with a double major in philosophy and political science from Rutgers University. I also spent 10 years in the Air Force from 1994-2004, having spent five tours in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. I am now a strong advocate of the non-aggression principles, voluntaryism and peaceful parenting.
Voting is not an act of political freedom. It is an act of political conformity. Those who refuse to vote are not expressing silence. They are screaming in the politician’s ear: ‘You do not represent me. This is not a process in which my voice matters. I do not believe you.’
True, but voting is not necessarily a bad thing. If I vote for someone who’s only stated purpose is to downsize the government, then my vote is justified and I am no less an anarchist.(via maxvoluntarist)
THINKSQUAD: I’m always confronted with;
1. Isn’t it better to vote for the lesser of evils than not vote? If we didn’t vote, wouldn’t we be at (bigger) risk of evil elites’ coming into power?
2. If voting does legitimize the whole process, but then, how could we change the system? Shouldn’t we start a political party that promises to gradually abolish the government? How else could “Minarchy/Anarchy be instituted but through political means?”
Answer: Imagine that it is the Klan that you are trying to change instead of government. Would you join in the lynching’s thinking that would change the Klan?
If the doctor told you that you had Cancer, would you tell the doctor, no don’t get rid of it all, I still want a little Cancer.