They're not voting because...
- I refuste to give an unlimited mandate
I am 38 years old, and I have never voted (and probably never will).
My reason is that there will never be a Party that totally reflects my particular collection of political views. Each Party has at least some policies that I find totally abhorrent, and so I refuse to be complicit in the implementation of such policies.
Example: How many people who voted for Labour June 2001 were giving them a mandate to introduce biometric ID cards and house arrest?
If voting were ISSUE based rather than Party based, then I would vote, and I would most likely vote in any referenda that took place.written 8th Apr 2005
Karl Lattimer replies: Don't forget the introduction of national numberplate recognition, the emergency law *COUGH* I mean the terrorist act, exclusion of juries where the evidence may be too complicated for them to understand. yadayadayada...
They remove more and more freedoms and people say "Its great because it means that 'terrorists' won't be able to attack us"
Comming from the same people who believe political activists are terrorists, the same people who believe animal rights activists are terrorists etc...
Terrorists and I use the term loosly are generally political activists with something serious to say, maybe sometimes they take pretty extreme action, but to think that most middle eastern terrorists are attacking us because they live in poverty while we are living it up with fine cigars and quality scotch.
Remember nelson mandella was a terrorist... and look at him now.written 8th Apr 2005
Daniel R replies: "but to think that most middle eastern terrorists are attacking us because they live in poverty while we are living it up with fine cigars and quality scotch."
Why are they attacking us then? If you're right we should all die of cancer or heart disease before we're forty anyway.
Seriously; cigars, scotch... just who do we think we are?written 8th Apr 2005
Matt B replies: I'm safe from terrorists because I don't smoke and hate scotch.
also can I keep my identity without the government taking it over?written 20th Apr 2005