Be responsible! Don't vote!
However, if you believe that no one has the right to "elevate" someone to a position of power over someone else, then not voting is really the only moral choice. Otherwise, you are asserting that fifty one percent of those eligible to vote have a right to:
- Confiscate property from anyone they choose and give to whomever they choose
- Limit, curtail, forbid, or monitor any behavior of anyone they choose
The only things I vote for any more are spending and/or borrowing referenda. And I always vote against them. I was very pleased when my local school district's budget was defeated, and they were forced to go on an "austerity" budget (i.e., a mere four percent increase over last year's budget, rather than the requested eight percent). And I have school age children who both go to public school. I was thrilled to see the gnashing of teeth over what an unmitigated tragedy this would be. High school sports were cancelled!! Guess what happened? Fund raisers were held so that those who wanted sports could actually pay for them themselves and not require those who weren't interested to pay for them! What a novel concept. You do not own me or the fruits of my labors; you do not have the right to force me to pay for what you want!
"But what system would you live in then? Isn't democracy the best there is to offer?" Hell no. Democracy can easily elect:
Under what system would I live? It really doesn't matter. Under whatever system you live, the powerful rule and try to give the ruled the illusion that they have a say in what goes on. Under whatever system you live, you are owned. So, the only way to live is to do one's best to stay under the radar, and don't disturb the hornet's nest too much. I will continue to do so until such time as the war machine decides that not enough young people are enlisting and imposes the draft. At that time, rather than allow my children to be enslaved to the all-powerful State, I will up and leave.
Till then, you and I can get along, just don't try and take my stuff, and I won't try and take yours.