Why I don’t do Politics

life, opinion, politics

Tis the season of elections and politicians kissing babies. Being the total Scrooge that I am, I wanted to share a younger person’s perspective on politics and explain why I don’t vote or follow elections. I can’t speak for everyone who doesn’t vote, but this is my reasoning.

The Naughty List:

  • The first problem with politicians is that they do not have the best interests of the people at heart, they just hear dollar signs. It’s all about money, which isn’t surprising, because everything else is in this world.
  • The candidates for vice president of the United States, during the debates, had nothing to talk about other than foreign affairs and nuclear weapons
  • The system is corrupt
  • I don’t need others shoving down my throat that I need to exercise my right to vote, I have just as much right to exercise my right to not vote
  • I don’t want to waste a vote on choosing the least awful candidate, that’s not exercising my choice because they isn’t a good candidate to choose. That’s like deciding which poison would taste less bad when you try to off someone. Hemlock or arsenic? Hmm…
  • Just voting for the least awful person so the party you would much less rather have in power can’t have majority
  • Because what you were promised will never come to fruition
  • Because even if who you voted into power wins, you will still dislike them when they do something you don’t agree with
  • It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I’d rather life in a blissful ignorance. The elections won’t really affect me (I’d just have to life with whatever they did anyway), and my one vote won’t make a difference (contrary to popular belief)
  • Donald Trump is running for president…. nuff said.
  • Politics are a joke. These people are supposed to run a country, but when they get on a debate, everyone is arguing over each other, making jabs, and bulldozing over the mediator.
  • We vote into power a candidate to represent a large portion of people, but who’s to say this candidate really has the group’s interests in mind?

I clearly have a bone to pick with politics, so what would I suggest would make a big difference and actually include the thoughts and ideas of the people as a whole?

The Nice List:

  • Create a system that brings the issues to the people. There are no candidates or one voice to speak for everyone. Have different legislation drafted to solve the problem and then have people vote for which solution sounds the best. This way, a larger portion of the population will have a say and feel that their opinion actually matters.

I know this system would perhaps have a few flaws to tweak, but I think it’s a decent idea. Nothing could be worse than the sham of a democracy we have now.

-Collins