Yesterday, 12:13 AM
1. So far as I know, to this point the only person appearing in this thread who is opposed to voting "in principle" is Ronin - and his post seems to indicate that he did not vote in the poll.
(Of course, I have no doubt that TheTexan voted harder in this poll than everyone else put together. TheTexan is a Great American.)
2. As I pointed out earlier, the combination of "not voting" and "write-in" into a single poll option effectively makes it impossible to discern how many, if any, voted for "not voting."
3. Voting in government-sponsored elections that are conducted with the ostensible purpose of selecting rulers is an entirely different thing than voting in an utterly inconsequential internet forum poll. Principled opposition to the former (on the basis that such voting is an impermissible "initiation of aggression," for example) is in no way contradicted by engaging in the latter, and there is no "inconsistency" to be found in this. It is a fallacy of composition to suggest that opposition to the former requires (or even implies) opposition to the latter, merely because they can both be placed under the semantic rubric of "voting."