`Vote blue, no matter who’ damages democracy

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Lindsay Bonetti

Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race on Monday.

Elizabeth Perston, Magazine Editor

On Nov. 3, many Americans will cast their vote for one of two men: Joe Biden or Donald Trump.

But a smaller number of those Americans will be writing in Bernie Sanders, knowing full well that he cannot win.

Why would they “throw away” their vote? Why not “vote blue no matter who?” Because the entire premise of “vote blue no matter who” silences the voice of the people, and it serves to further destroy an already broken system.

What this ideology essentially says is that, no matter what the party does, voters will side with their party simply for the sake of it. This concept is deeply undemocratic, and it serves as a threat to our precariously unstable election system.

A vote for Joe Biden is a vote for many of the things Democrats claim to be against. Wrapped in a blue package though, those same policies suddenly become tolerable. ”

The purpose of having a democratic voting system is that citizens have the right to choose which candidate best represents them. However, what happens when those same citizens erase their own right to choose?

This kind of blind patriotism can and will kill America. When voters begin to compromise their own values for the benefit of a political party, the entire system comes crashing down.

A vote for Joe Biden is a vote for many of the things Democrats claim to be against. Wrapped in a blue package though, those same policies suddenly become tolerable. 

“Vote blue no matter who” is not only fueled by blind patriotism and ignorance, though. Many Democrats genuinely feel that any Democratic candidate is more suitable than Trump.

The problem is that Joe Biden is hardly any better than Trump, but some on the left refuse to see it. At this point, both parties serve to benefit corporate elitists, while the working class remains at a disadvantage.

A solution can only be achieved when Americans set aside the confines of Democrat or Republican party allegiances. A vote cast for a specific party, rather than for a morally sound person, is now a vote against democracy.

In November, most American citizens will yet again affiliate themselves with one of two corrupt politicians, simply for the benefit of a party.