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None of the Above

From kabuki7 at Daily Censored:

While the liberal and conservative constituencies in our country have legitimate differences in how the country should be governed, one thing all Americans can agree on is our current political system is broken, corrupted by money, and that it no longer serves the interests of citizens.

Our current system is a Kabuki show. Politicians prance and pontificate before elections, then go back to “doing business” with corporate financiers after elections are over. Democrat or Republican, it does not matter.
A system where Congress writes rules governing its own behavior, such as exempting itself from insider trading rules is ludicrous. Neither voting Democratic or Republican, or not voting will bring about the change needed in the political system.

To change the current system, it first needs to be de-legitimized. The way to de-legitimized the current illegitimate system is to promote a campaign to get the vote and write in ‘ none of the above’ for Congressional and Presidential elections in 2012.

If elected officials get elected without a majority of the vote, it will affect their legitimacy. Imagine a scenario where the President gets less votes than ‘none of the above’. This would be a major political blow. If the Tea Partiers and Occupiers can come together and support the common goal of reforming the system of political campaign financing, lobbying, and Congressional oversight, then we can work out our other differences later.

Let’s all channel our mutual anger and frustration and kick start a get out the vote campaign to vote ‘none of the above’ in 2012.

3 Comments on “None of the Above”

  1. #1 Debi
    on Nov 24th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Sounds like fun but if it worked, then what? No one is a congressman? Of course they don’t work anyway.

  2. #2 Jeff
    on Nov 25th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    “If elected officials get elected without a majority of the vote, it will affect their legitimacy. Imagine a scenario where the President gets less votes than ‘none of the above’. This would be a major political blow.”

    When an institution in society is widely seen as illegitimate, there are very serious consequences. I don’t endorse the idea of deeming the political system in this country illegitimate, but the political class has left us with no alternative. They don’t respond to votes for change and they crush the non-violent protesters of OWS with brutal police actions. Mark my words – we haven’t heard the last of OWS.

  3. #3 Debi
    on Nov 25th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Oh, I hope not. I think they’re great. I try to post about their activities on Facebook, etc. because we have to keep them in the country’s face.

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