They're not voting because...
- Voting is a purely symbolic act
I am not voting because the practice as it exists in the US is purely symbolic, intended to make people feel like they are participating while obfuscating the actual decision-making process. When voting becomes a legitimate expression of authority I will participate in it. The framers of the constitution understood very clearly that government needed to be "protected" against interferance from the population at large, who have "no business" participating in government. James madison, in fact, stated at the constitutional convention (this would be taught -in school- in a free society, but this isn't and it's not) that the purpose of government is to protect "the minority of the opulant" from the masses.
Wait, this is a UK site? Sorry about that, i think i'll hit submit anyway.
What's this? this is a UK site? My bad.written 7th Apr 2005