Those who have known me for a while are well aware of my cynicism for democracy and collectivism. I hold the government to be an immoral system, whose role should be shrunk as much as we can. I despise the current Democratic form of government that robs the producers, and distributes the loot to those that vote for the rulers. I did not want to vote in this election as I refused to be a party to a system that is immoral and implicitly acquiesce to a constitution that I don’t agree with. I told myself that if I ever vote, it would be only to a libertarian party that acknowledges the immorality of taxation and regulation OR at least to a libertarian aligned party that agrees to put a leash on taxation and work towards deregulation and decentralization.
Over the last few years, my friends and I waged a tireless battle to keep the state united. We have put aside our caste, religion, region, and party loyalties for this crusade. We went after every political party that has let down the cause of Telugu unity including TRS, TDP, YSRCP, Congress, and BJP.
Today a dear friend of mine requested me to vote for TDP/BJP combine. He stood by me and the organization during the most difficult times. He offered unconditional support to our efforts. He also happens to be a libertarian. He is probably one of the nicest human beings that I have come across in my life.
I told my friend that I decided not to vote for philosophical reasons and because all the political parties have let down the cause of Telugu unity. He reasoned that TDP/BJP combine is the lesser of the evil for libertarians and even for integrationists. I disagreed with him. However, I have immense respect and admiration for my friend and I could not turn his request down. I told him that I have just finished a tour campaign against the two national parties- Congress and BJP and I couldn’t possibly vote for BJP. So, the compromise we reached was to vote for TDP for the Assembly and NOTA for the parliament.
With a heavy heart, during the last hour of polling, I rushed and voted for TDP for the Jubilee Hills Assembly constituency and NOTA for the parliament constituency.
After walking out I realized I made a mistake. If I was not in such a rush to vote, and had structured my thought process a bit more, I would have voted for Jai Samaikyandhra Party for the parliament. Though I was quite unhappy with Kiran Kumar Reddy for delaying his fight against the Union Government, he fought hard during the climactic phase of the division. Since I voted for TDP for the Assembly, it was only fair to vote for his parliament candidate- but I goofed up badly. My sincere apologies to Kiran Kumar Reddy, who has been supportive to our organization.
I am duty bound to apologize to all those friends who trusted me to stay apolitical, for letting them down. Today I swore never again to vote (not even NOTA)- unless there is a libertarian party or a libertarian aligned party in the fray.
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