By Dave B.
Every two years, an “important” national election in America rolls around and I tell myself that I won’t vote. Why? Because I’m neither a socialist, nor a bigot, and being allied with either group offends me. But the same sense of personal integrity that makes me despise my potential electoral allies also makes it unbearable for me to not fulfill my duties as a citizen. So I vote. And I kinda hate myself for days afterwards because invariably, although most Democrats and Republicans are probably neither socialists nor bigots, I’ve voted for someone who is at least tolerant of having socialists or bigots in their midst. This is an intolerable situation for me, but what’s the solution?