haha yeh i tried learning about politics and trying to understand them with a friend....but it didnt work out. i still dont understand them and my vote does not count.
I understand what you mean, when you say that your vote "does not count"
Right after I turned 18, I registered to vote and participated in my first election a few months later. I was all proud of myself, too. At least, I was until I actually got to the polls. I only recognized a few of the names (the presidential candidates, plus a couple of the others) but the ballot was huge. Half the stuff, I'd never even heard of, but I made my selections anyway, because I'd been convinced by everyone around me that I should vote, whether I had any interest in it or not, and that I wasn't a responsible citizen if I didn't.
Well, filling out that ballot felt like taking a multiple choice style exam for a class I'd never attended. I realized, as I was leaving, that as I started to get bored in there, I'd been selecting candidates based on which name I liked better. I didn't know anything about the people, what their views are, or even what the positions were that they were running for, I just felt like I had to perform my civic duty and fill out the entire ballot. I decided at that moment that not only did my vote not really count, because there was no understanding or informed decision behind it, but that until I took an interest in following politics, it was actually irresponsible for me to vote. I haven't voted since then.
However, since a friend enlightened me that I don't have to vote on every single ballot item, just the items I have an opinion on... I registered to vote again. I'm still not interested in politics at all, but there are some issues (environmental issues, animal rights, homeschooling laws, personal freedom, etc) that are important to me. I will be heading to the polls when those issues are at stake and need my input, but I still dislike politics and most politicians.