This question stems from an argument I had with a friend several months back.
I said I would not, for two main reasons: (1) I thought it was obnoxious to presume that my research and opinions superseded everyone else’s. (2) Even supposing that it DID, I would rather work on changing the minds of the American people through a grassroots effort. I think working to actually change people’s minds, or at least get them to re-examine their thinking, is more productive than imposing your will on people who are resistant to your ideas.
He said he would, and his reasoning was essentially this: we are in a precarious position as a nation right now. Most obviously in reference to our economic situation, but in many other ways as well: environmentally, militarily, and morally. If it took some dishonest activity to get the right person in power and save our nation, that was a more noble course of action than watching our nation crumble because we wouldn’t do whatever was necessary to get the right person in power.
I thought it was an interesting response, so I’m interested in hearing more opinions on this. Would you throw the election if you could, and why or why not?