Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Voting your conscience

Let’s be honest, few people are really happy with the choice between Clinton and Trump.  So there is a lot of talk about how you should vote your conscience and vote for a third party candidate.  Now voting for the candidate who shares your views sounds like a good idea, but is it really practical?  If there was only one issue in an election, then you could have a candidate who supports it, one who opposes it, and maybe one who says more thought needs to be put into it.  But that’s not the real world.  There are hundreds of issues in an election covering everything from foreign policy, to economic and social issues.  There’s no way two, or three, or even a dozen candidates could cover all the bases.  So either there needs to be hundreds of candidates to cater to every political subfaction there is, or some subfactions will just have to accept that instead of voting for someone who shares all of their views they will have to compromise and vote for a candidate who only shares some of their views.

I wonder how many people would agree with that, as long as it meant that other political subfactions had to compromise but not their own?

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