VotePrinciple.org exists to fulfill 2 purposes – 1) To get the voting public to consider what America would be like if we all voted principle, not party line and 2) Be an advocate for a fair and ethical voting process that is void of fraud and not controlled by the dominant 2 party political system.
A vote for principle is not a wasted vote
John Quincy Adams said “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone.”
We have certainly heard it said, in all of the recent elections – A vote for an independent candidate or a 3rd party candidate is a wasted vote. And understandably, we have all felt that way. It is hard to go to your polling place and vote for an extreme underdog or an anti-establishment party, especially when you see it giving the advantage to a corrupt candidate that you strongly dislike. As a result, we often find ourselves torn between voting for the person we believe in or voting for the one who has the best chance against your most despised option.
At the same time, consider this – until we all, or the vast majority of us, break out of this mindset and quit casting a vote for the lesser of two evils, the 2 major parties will continue to control our voice and the outcome of each of our elections.
We must begin looking at the candidates of each election and become informed about their positions, not their party affiliation. We must not let the media and those with the political platform filter the information we need to cast an informed vote. We cannot let them continue to prop up 2 candidates and suppress the voice of the independent, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, or even the underdog within their own ranks. We must take the vote back.
A Republic is only as strong as its voting process
The second tier of the Vote Principle mission is to put pressure on the US Government to reform the voting system. Until the American voters stand up and say enough is enough when it comes to voter fraud, super delegates, brokered conventions and all the other sneaky practices that are in place to override the will of the people, our democracy will never be what it could be. In addition, when a candidate cheats in an attempt to steal votes, there needs to be repercussions for such illegal activity. There needs to be due process to insure the integrity of our system.
A strong republic becomes weak when the integrity of its voting process is compromised and no longer represents its citizens. The integrity of the vote must be restored.