By spoiling your ballot, you might as well be handing the two main right wing reactionary parties your No. 1.All of us who don't vote should spoil ballots this time, we're the biggest section of the electorate, for what it's worth we should make our disgust with this system known. If there was more spoiled votes than there was for any one party faction it'd be shameful for them.
Hmm. I've thought about this. And it seems to me that their sacrifice could not have been made to put in place the system that is with us today (the inequity; the undignified workplaces; the social injustices; the mindless consumption; the careerist politicians operating in an institutionally-minded game, where they pledge allegiance to the ideals and interests of a political party above all else...)....Our forefathers died for us to be given that right.
il be spoiling mine alsoBy spoiling your ballot, you might as well be handing the two main right wing reactionary parties your No. 1.
Totally stupid and pointless exercise.
For God's sake make sure you register and vote. Our forefathers died for us to be given that right.
+1You are not really protesting by not voting.
IF you want to protest against the current system, vote for an independent or a first time candidate or anyone who isn't affiliated with the main parties.
If you don't vote, your vote isn't counted.
The only way to change the system is from within, unfortunately.
did you look at the dail today...?+1
FF love people who don't vote - particularly those on social welfare. They can be clobbered without any political consequences.
Bad and all as the system is now, the Dail is where the action is. Don't try and tell me FF haven't changed this country. How did they do it? That's right, by getting elected.
For Gawd's sake VOTE! There must be someone standing in your constituency who would be worthy of a vote.