Use a Quorum to Make the Democrats and the Republicans Irrelevant
The idea of “getting out to vote” because it is your “civic duty”, your “responsibility as a US citizen” and “if you don’t vote you are part of the problem” are ridiculous concepts so don’t be fooled by them. There must be a certain number of people voting to make voting relevant. Right now, the United States is teetering on the very edge of a quorum.
“A quorum is the minimum number of members of a deliberative assembly (a body that uses parliamentary procedure, such as a legislature) necessary to conduct the business of that group. According to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, the “requirement for a quorum is protection against totally unrepresentative action in the name of the body by an unduly small number of persons.”
Etymological definition of quorum:
early 15c., in reference to certain eminent justices of the peace, from Latin quorum “of whom,” genitive plural (masc. and neuter; fem ….shall be one) our justices to inquire the truth more fully.” The justices so-named usually were called the justices of the quorum. Meaning “fixed number of members whose presence is necessary to transact business” is first recorded 1610s.
Abstain because you cannot be compelled to vote. Either abstain or if there is a third party candidate you prefer then vote for him or her. First, destroy the quorum then abstain from voting and we can destroy this democratic/republican corporate tyranny:
“Abstention is a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does not go to vote (on election day) or, in parliamentary procedure, is present during the vote, but does not cast a ballot. Abstention must be contrasted with “blank vote”, in which a voter casts a ballot willfully made invalid by marking it wrongly or by not marking anything at all. A “blank (or white) voter” has voted, although their vote may be considered a spoilt vote, depending on each legislation, while an abstaining voter hasn’t voted. Both forms (abstention and blank vote) may or may not, depending on the circumstances, be considered to be a protest vote (also known as a “blank vote” or “white vote”).”
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