There’s No Such Thing As A Protest Vote
Clay Shirky
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As I see it, the problem with this viewpoint is that individuals don’t matter. If you have strong beliefs of your own that do not conform to the beliefs of others, then you must abandon your values and conform to those of the majority. In other words, it is saying that your beliefs are not valid. My support of a third party is because I believe that the ideology of that party is better for the well-being of the country and it’s people. If I was voting my ego and disregarding the possible harm to others, then I might be inclined to support a candidate that makes promises to my ego (such as free college, and someone else to pay for it).

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