Two Years Ago The Same Shame Happened in New Baltimore as Is Happening Now
Unopposed Candidates Deprive You of Your Voice, Your Vote
This will probably be the shortest article we’ve ever posted! But the message is very important.
The major parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, are too preoccupied with infighting and backstabbing to spend any time finding good candidates. Furthermore, most people today are so apathetic and so ignorant, that they use every excuse in the book NOT to vote, and so the situation gets even more desperate, because those who do vote are puppets, either they expect to benefit from their vote or they vote by their label (Republican, Democrat, etc.), not on the merits of the candidate.
Every time we hear the statement, “I’m a Democrat” or “I’m a Republican,” I hear the speaker saying “I’m not a person, I’m a label.” Most don’t even know what a Republican or a Democrat means, they simply associate the label with a habit or with a politician’s face. That’s it in a nutshell.
But our point is not what you call yourself or what your choice is. Our point is that you must first have a choice in a participative democracy. When the major parties serve up a bucket of manure and call it a decent ballot, that’s plain bullshit in a bucket, not a choice.
Worse still, when the major parties can’t even come up with a candidate and one of the parties runs what is called an “unopposed” candidate or the election is called an “uncontested” election, that’s the very worst thing to happen. They are literally depriving you of your rights to choose who governs you; they deprive you of your right to participate in your government; they silence your voice.
When you see an unopposed candidate or no one running against a candidate, DON’T CAST A VOTE FOR THAT CANDIDATE. DON’T GIVE HIM THE NUMBERS. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD THROUGH YOUR SILENCE. SHOW THE UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE THAT YOU’D RATHER NOT CAST A VOTE FOR HIM THAN WASTE YOUR VOTE. IT’S A SHAM EVEN TO PUT HIS NAME ON A BALLOT. AN UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE IS ALREADY IN OFFICE BY DEFAULT, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO!!!
So, New Baltimore voters, Jeff Ruso is running for the second time on the Republican etc. line UNOPPOSED, just like he did two years ago. Ruso already ran unopposed in the last elections and is running unopposed again! Democrats in New Baltimore couldn’t come up with anyone to run against him.
SHAME ON NEW BALTIMORE!!!
SHAME ON NEW BALTIMORE DEMOCRATS!!!
SHAME ON NEW BALTIMORE REPUBLICANS!!!
In the 2017 elections we asked New Baltimore voters not to cast a vote for unopposed candidates, not to given them the numbers. More than a majority of voters going to the polls followed our advice and send a powerful message to the parties. The parties ignored the voters’ message though. It’s time to repeat that message to the parties: NO MORE UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES. They’re the party’s choice, not the people’s choice.
A VanWormer (Scott VanWormer) ran last elections in 2017 UNOPPOSED for New Baltimore Highway Superintendent, now his BROTHER, Alan VanWormer, is running for the same office UNOPPOSED. Again, More than a majority of voters going to the polls followed our advice and send a powerful message to the parties. The parties ignored the voters’ message though. It’s time to repeat that message to the parties: NO MORE UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES. They’re the party’s choice, not the people’s choice.