Op−Ed | The hypocrisy of the United States political system
Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 07:11
The political system in this country is chock−full of inconsistencies and contradictions to the extent that it is rendered dysfunctional and undemocratic. Possible detractors would posit that this system, with its faults, is the best in the world. That is debatable. Others would ask me what alternative I have to posit, but I, as a university student, am not a political architect. Therefore, I have none. None of these criticisms, though, actually refute any of the points that have been made here; they simply redirect the focus of the discussion. I do not plan to vote today. I do not want to participate in this parody of an electoral process. To those who would say that blood has been shed to provide me with this right, I respond accordingly: Indisputably, the blood of Americans was not shed to propagate the growing and rampant corruption of the government’s function. I do not want to legitimize this process with my vote.
Stephanos Karavas is a senior majoring in history. He can be reached at Stephanos.Karavas@tufts.edu.