Reasons not to Vote

1. Non-Aggression - It's not good to have some people ruling others. Free choice beats winner-take-all politics. Individual rights trump "public good."

2. Non-Violence - Political government is collectivized violence. Don't rob your neighbor by proxy. Use peaceful means for all your endeavors.

Individual Rationality

3. Statistical - The probability of casting a deciding vote is miniscule.

4. Rational Ignorance - The cost of information is greater than the expected benefit.

Institutional Analysis

5. Public Choice - Rulers go by what gains them power and pelf, not the 'public good.' They are rent seekers, selling power to cronies.

6. The Public Goods Problem - In a political system, the few big beneficiaries win out over the many marginal losers virtually every time. Good law is a public good so is undersupplied; bad law is a private good so is oversupplied.

7. Bribery/media underdog - The little guy voter can't outbid the munitions and oil industries for political favors or mass media propaganda. We get a dog and pony show with "choice" of statist A or statist B.

Tweedledee or Tweedledum
Hogeye Bill

Tweedledee or Tweedledum
The zombies vote to choose the one
To rule them here and lead them there
And meanwhile pick their pockets bare

Tweedledum or Tweedledee
Prechosen mediocrity
To gull and dull the zombie mind
And keep the death machine on-line

You don't have to beg a politician
You don't have to take shit and pay
You don't have to beg a ruler for your due
Do it voluntarily and show them the way
There's education - teach them the way
And demonstration - show them the way
And consummation - just do it anyway
Seize your freedom - you own your life

Tweedledee or Tweedledum
Choose the lesser sleazy bum
The same elites are calling shots
Whoever gets the MC spot

Tweedledum or Tweedledee
All too few of us can see
Condoning rule is violence veiled
To vote is saying peace has failed

Don't vote.