Why I Will Never Vote

Ok, so I may vote on what to have for dinner or something along those lines. What I mean here is that I will never vote in the political sense.

Most people who don’t vote will often give such reasons for their decision as “it is a waste of time”. “my voice won’t be heard”, “it legitimizes the state”, etc. While all of these are certainly true, that is not the reason that I do not vote. The reason that I do not vote is that by engaging in the act of voting you’re explicitly attempting to rule over your fellow man, and in almost all cases it is done against their will and is promulgated by violence. To put a twist on an old Mises quote, voters are merely disguised dictators. Tyrants!

Most people don’t seem to have a problem with that. Well, I do. I would never want to do that to you.

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3 Comments on “Why I Will Never Vote”

  1. scineram Says:

    “by engaging in the act of voting you’re explicitly attempting to rule over your fellow man, and in almost all cases it is done against their will and is promulgated by violence. ”

    Have you ever sued someone?


    • No, I haven’t. Nor would I do so unless all other means of reconciliation had been exhausted. However, I am not seeing what suing somebody has to do with arbitrary rule over another person. One typically sues in pursuit of retribution for a wrong initiated by the other party, not merely to have their aims met (as is the case with voting).

  2. sharon Says:

    hmm!! very very interesting.


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