Why vote when choices limited to two parties?

Letters to The Herald have become a good reflection of the political divisiveness of our times. Two sides only; which mathematicians tell us cannot define a solid structure. That requires at least three dimensions. Add the middle ground and we might have something.

The last time I voted, I was so disgusted with this as intransigence, that I singed the edges of my ballot and included a copy of the face page of the U.S. Constitution just to see if would be counted. I had voted for just one candidate I have admired since moving here more than 30 years ago. According to the Washington state election website it was.

I don’t plan to vote again, despite having the privilege since 1972; sacrilegious, I know. But my distaste for our utterly stupid two-party system has only worsened.

So I’m wondering what would happen if this approach caught on. Reminds me of a slogan from the 1960s.

“Suppose they gave a war, and nobody came?”

Andy Branca

Camano Island

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