VOTE 'None of the Above' in 2012
written by kabuki7″
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 Deomcratic 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.