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comment by shibbotech
shibbotech  ·  2315 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why are you what you are politically?

I tend to consider my political views as "resigned apathy" more than anything. I'm a U.S. citizen, and insofar as I can tell, the political machine won't change. It never really has and it never really will. The faces may rotate and the social climate might change, but barring a massive resolution on a scale I can't even begin to fathom, there won't be a change. Maybe if we redesigned the voting districts and forced a third party for all elections we could get somewhere, but as it stands, the government just feels so bloated and ineffective and immutable. I try to be aware of what it does and how it impacts me, but I don't strongly favor either major party and don't believe in it changing during my lifetime.

Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent - wear whatever badge you like. My ideals mingle pretty freely among the lot of them. I vote based on platform as opposed to party lines. I just don't like the whole setup, to be frank, and I don't see the need to devote my time toward picking sides or fighting screaming matches over parties that are, in the end, meaningless.