I just returned from a party store at which I bought some pop--seriously, it's a work night--, and noticed that the proprietor was distributing some "Stop Unfair Tobacco Taxes" leaflets, upon which were a phone number, web site, and very brief argument against how congress is singling out smokers again.
I took one and asked him if he voted Libertarian. He said that he didn't. I replied that Libertarians wouldn't do what the fascists and socialists...er, republicans and democrats were doing in terms of taxation.
His reply was simple and elegant.
"I don't vote, man," he said, "'cuz I don't believe in that one man, one vote shit."
"Besides," he added, "if they won't listen to reason, then why will they listen to me?"
I nodded and said, "You're right."
I then felt like buying a little something extra to add to my pop, but it is a work night, after all.
Note: It didn't occur to me to ask why in the heck he was distributing political-action materials if he didn't believe in voting. Either he didn't want to engage in a political discussion with me, or he was distributing the materials because his boss told him to do so, or he somehow sees that lobbying is much more powerful than voting.