voting is a hot topic. lots of anarchists eschew the whole concept, claiming that is simply perpetuates an evil system, but their arguments seem to fall apart when it comes to voting down new taxes and such. boycotting those votes has immediate consequences in the form of new state power.

but let's for the moment assume voting can help and decide how to vote effectively. whipsawing between the two evils of Democrat and Republican candidates has over time eroded all of our rights. both David Friedman and Thomas L. Knapp have mentioned the Socialist Party's "spoiler" strategy as being successful at getting both major parties to adopt their platform, plank by plank. I believe that can work for freedom-minded people as well; voting one's conscience, and making lackadaisical "allies" lose elections, will eventually pressure them into taking our concerns seriously. what else will?

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