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No Votes for President: Why Not? | U.S. PATRIOT NEWS & REVIEWS

No Votes for President: Why Not?

Looking at the current hopefuls for the 2016 presidential elections, nobody really stands out as a good choice. Compared to those who held office from the birth of America up until about Kennedy, everyone pales in comparison. Some may be better than others, but no one really stands out as a great choice. This gave rise to a question: What if no one voted for president. Of course, this would never happen; the whole nation refusing to vote in a presidential election is not a realistic scenario, but what if it did happen?

Well, with no one to vote, the job would be left up to the state delegations for the president and the vice president would be chosen by the Senate. That sounds pretty bad. So, it would seem that it is better to vote for the lesser evil than it is to let the decision be made by those already in political seats. But, is there another option?

VoteAs it stands, the two who survive the primary are the two with the most money, who will then duke it out with slander and ad spaces until that final day in November. It has been shown time and again that without a very large coin purse to fund a campaign, there is no hope of being elected. In fact, the 2016 election is estimated to have cost each candidate in the neighborhood of one billion dollars. A billion. Yet, anyone is supposed to be able to have the chance to be president in this nation. How can that be if the price tag is more than an average American would be able to make in ten lifetimes?

The reason money was needed in the past was because you had to visit states and hold press conferences. Travel was a must in order to show your face and share your message with the people throughout the country. Well, nowadays, we have a vast internet system with the ability to hold meetings around the world in real time without ever leaving the home office. Add to that the ability to create free websites, any political donations could be used for ad space, making a full complement of campaign functions that costs well under a billion dollars.

As unlikely as it is that no one would show up to vote at all, it is quite possible for enough people to say “enough is enough” and decide not to vote for the candidates with fat wallets, leaving only a handful of not-so-great options. It is time that we, as Americans, stop choosing the lesser of two evils and instead promote the best candidate who chose to step up and run. Money needs to stop being a controlling factor for who can become president, as vast quantities of money are not controlled by those who live the lives of average citizens who understand average citizen issues.

All of this can only happen, however, if we promote the idea and show support for such a thought. With grassroots actions being as popular as they are today, and the evidence that they can truly change things in our world, now is as good of a time as there has ever been for such an attempt to be made with any hope of success. This is something that can be done and will, hopefully, give us a chance at having an election that is not commanded by the bank roll, but rather by the candidate’s potential to be the best option for our nation.

Disclaimer: The content in this article is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of US Patriot Tactical.

Seth Belt

Seth grew up in Southern Arizona before joining the U.S. Navy. While serving in the Navy, Seth was an anti-narcotics operator and an anti-submarine operator for 5 years. He was lucky enough to travel to many of the Central and South American countries, as well as visiting many South East Asian nations and islands. One of Seth’s greatest joys from his time in the Navy was teaching new Sailors firearms education and safety. After leaving the Navy in 2010, Seth returned to Arizona and had a rough time learning how to be a civilian again, often working jobs that could barely pay the bills. After going to school, Seth became an Emergency Medical Technician in the Phoenix Valley, where he now lives with his wife and son.His areas of knowledge cover military, firearms, and emergency medicine.
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