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Not Apathetic

Tell the world why you're not voting - don't let your silence go unheard

They're not voting because...

To be free, you have a right to privacy...

To be free, you have a right to privacy and the right to anonymity. Get off the electoral register, say "no" to ID cards, use cash... move away from red tape bureaucracy!

After hundred of years, we have "progressed" or developed into a fairly stable, peaceful situation.

There are no big threats anymore.

Once we needed a voice, political parties were divided by a massive chasm, there were things to be done, fought for, achieved.

Now, these are achieved, won, and done. So now do we really need this system? Is there much of a difference between the parties/ policies?

Are they not merely tinkering with things simply to justify their existence as politicians?

Ask yourself: do we really need the same governmental organisational set up that we did two centuries ago? Or during the world wars? Does the present economic and political climate require this fuss still?

Or ask this of yourself: could we all get on much better if the government stopped mucking about with things that work OK -- can government more to a caretaking role now?

Pro-active government simply leads to unnecessary wars, tinkering with the health service and education, and raising money for new parliament buildings and council offices for themselves!

LEAVE THINGS ALONE, let us get on with our lives in stability and peace, free from crap -- let our kids get the same education we got, allow us to not-have-to-always-play catch up with all the new things... it is bad enough the Microsoft keep changing their software!

written 5th May 2005

Responses

Max replies: You say: "To be free, you have a right to privacy and the right to anonymity. Get off the electoral register, say "no" to ID cards, use cash... move away from red tape bureaucracy!"
I have a brilliant idea. We should all change our names by Deed Poll to Smith, preferably J. Smith. That'll keep the spies and credit-worthiness checkers busy!

written 6th May 2005

About Not Apathetic

NotApathetic was built so that people who are planning not to vote in the UK General Election on May 5th can tell the world why. We won't try to persuade you that voting is a good or a bad idea - we're just here to record and share your explanations. Whether ideological, practical or other, any reason will do.

A lot of users would like us to mention that if you spoil your ballot paper, it will be counted. So if you want to record a vote for "none of the above", you can.

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