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

They're not voting because...

Politicians say one thing to get our...

Politicians say one thing to get our votes, and then do another. Their words and promises are worthless. Voting supports the system as it now is. By not voting, I'm saying: "your system is corrupt and untrustworthy and participating in it only encourages you f*****s".
To vote is to invite yourself to be conned by people whose only interest in gaining power is to arrogantly pursue their own agendas, rather than to humbly represent the people.
I'm not supporting that.
Every vote props up our bogus democracy and delays the inevitable reform.

written 9th Apr 2005

Responses

Michael replies: By introducing elements of direct, citizens' democracy, we can introduce proposals, veto government law and put an issue to referendum of our fellows. In other words, we can hold politicians to their promises and correct their course. More at www.iniref.org

written 9th Apr 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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