03 November 2006

Election Day

Election Day is really a misnomer, as they are instituting "early voting" at selected polling locations. So it is election week or so. They are closing the polls for a couple of days between the early voting period and Election Day. This is, as near as I can tell, so that they can still keep the illusion of an actual election day to make our "democratic process" seem real.

In reality, I believe that it is as unreal as any other abstraction.

Some of you are no doubt saying, "Duh! Of course it's an abstraction. Hellooo! YOU'RE A FRAUD!"

To which I respond, "If you were looking to me for new ideas, then you should look in the mirror to see the real moron. I never claimed to have new and original thoughts, I just have my own blog. That's what matters. You want to express your own ORIGINAL ideas and thoughts, you get a blog."

But I digress.

Democratic process is the fallacy under which the American public has been operating since the birth of this great nation. The founding fathers never intended for the country to be a democracy, but rather a democratically elected representative republic. But since that time, the fact remains that a minority of the population has chosen the elected representatives of the government every time.

In other words, most people don't vote.

Now, if most people don't vote, how is it that so many people protest the outcome of the elections?

They do it because they have the right to do it.

But if the people don't vote, can it be called a democratic process? Is this truly a government "of the people, by the people, for the people" as Lincoln put it?

Perhaps not.

But hey, they are still living in the greatest country in the world.

And this has to be one of the most disjointed posts I have ever written. Sorry, but like I said, if you don't like it, get your own blog.