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

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


J.strom replies: Maybe not in your school.... I definetly learned that in school maybe no one taught it to you.

written 7th 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.