For one thing, your vote helps provide a mandate for all of the elected officer’s policies, whether you support those policies or not. As one author has said, voting "just encourages the bastards."Vote for Liberty by Not Voting || Daniel Sanchez
Furthermore, every vote for a federal office is a vote for the hyper-state known as the U.S. federal government, and for hyper-states in general. It is effectively an endorsement of centralized power and a vote of no confidence in localism. And yes, this would be true of a vote for a middling libertarian like Gary Johnson, or even an exceptionally heroic individual like Ron Paul.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sanchez: 'True Progress Toward Liberty Cannot be Achieved Through the Offices of a Gargantuan State'
Danny Sanchez on voting and the cause of liberty: