For most Americans, an intelligent thing would be to practice apolitical standoint, like being asexual, having no political participation. My parents were like this. They never voted. They were not really conservative or liberal. I am seeing the wisdom of this myself lately. As an American, most foreigners don't respect you because they think you are stupid and know nothing about politics, so straight off being globally political is a waste of time. Then you have the fact that if you don't really care who the president is. After all you only live once, and while it was a good idea to vote for kerry to get rid of bush, he actually lost. Then you continually face movements that seek to up everyone else down like libertarian. If I was dead, I couldn't vote. Since I will be dead open day as a matter of fact, then why vote now? Why waste even a moment more of your life needlessly voting or even thinking about the I government that you can't control? Just act as a stupid as possible and make it as hard as possible for anyone to do anhing political and have fun! Absolutely do not volunteer for anything political even if it's only the green party.