Why I Don't Vote
by Mark Reynolds
you ever played a game with someone where they insisted on violating
the rules of the game as laid down?
instance, if you played Monopoly and one player just ignored the
"Go To Jail" card or refused to pay the rent on Boardwalk, but the
rest of the players followed the rules, who do you suppose would
win the game if that player was allowed to violate all the rules?
the rule breaker would be the winner at the end of that game.
politics is like a big game. Only it is supposed to be a game of
life that everyone is supposed to play out with certain rules.
the people laid down some rules, back in 1788 that were followed
for a few years. Those rules are called The United States Constitution
and they are sworn to be upheld by everyone who is sworn in as a
if the game players swear to uphold it and then begin violating
the rules right away, and they have all the guns at their disposal
in the way of force, what can you expect the other players to do
but to quit giving their support and take their pieces home from
the game and quit?
near as I can tell the major violations of the rules began with
the war of Northern aggression against the peaceful Southern states
who wanted out of the marriage contract due to gross violations
of the agreements by the north.
current President, Abe Lincoln, was very adept at making up his
own rules as he went along with the game. Since Lincoln, every President,
up and including our most recent, have violated the rules of the
you read the "rule book," which is the United States Constitution,
you will find that many provisions are being totally ignored and
in many cases are so blatantly obvious that anyone with an elementary
school education can see it.
are just a few of the hundreds of violations of the rules of the
does the Constitution allow the creation of a central bank so
that fiat paper money can be issued.
does the Constitution allow the use of anything other than gold
and silver coin for currency.
does the Constitution allow for the creation of a national police
force, I.E. FBI, ATF, DEA, etc.
does the Constitution allow for the President to declare war
and decide who or what nation to invade.
does the Constitution allow for the federal government to be
involved in "education."
does the Constitution allow for any license to have or possess
any certain type of firearm.
does the Constitution allow for the government to do background
checks on firearms purchases.
does the Constitution allow for a national forest service.
does the Constitution allow for the federal government to claim
ownership of any land except as specified for forts, post offices,
or naval yards.
does the Constitution allow for the DIRECT taxation of wages.
And this has been supported by numerous Supreme Court decisions.
list can go on and on...un-Constitutional war, un-Constructional
taxes, un-Constitutional drafts, un-Constitutional control over
this is how I make my protest....I REFUSE TO PLAY THE GAME AND VOTE
for someone who is going to totally ignore the rules that have been
laid down for the game.
Reynolds [send him mail]
is a web site developer in Arkansas. He and his wife Kathy homeschool
their four boys, and none of them vote.
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