Watching the regulatory capture at all levels of a theoretically democratic administration it's become more clear than ever that there isn't really a choice between the two parties. With that I've decided not to vote this year. May not ever again. I might join a protest, lobby for direct initiatives, but I don't see the point in voting any longer. No matter who we put in power the creep of the security state will continue, the lobbyists will keep writing terrible legislation and the rich will continue to be taken care of. In the vein of "Are the American people obsolete?" I guess I've decided that yes, we are. We have a government that's not only incompetent, but completely unresponsive to the majority of the people. I don't see a way logically that voting fixes this.