9) … I try to vote out the party that expresses the most intolerance of my fellow human beings and their choice of headgear.
8) … I vote against the candidate I know to be a shallow blowhard, and for one whom I only suspect of being a shallow blowhard.
6) … I vote against the ultimate form of taxation without representation: saddling future generations with the bill for goodies that we get to enjoy today.
5) … I cast my vote against candidates with big plans, and for candidates who show at least some understanding of the fact that non-politicians have plans too.
4) … I throw my support behind any candidate who shows even the slightest awareness of how spontaneous order guides both biological and market evolution.
3) … I vote for the invisible hand of voluntary cooperation and against the visible fist of government coercion.
2) … I don't imagine that not voting gives anyone less of a right to criticize the powers that be, because the powers that be need all the critical attention they can get, from all quarters.
And the number one thing that happens when I do vote is…
1) … I realize that my chances of affecting the outcome of an election with my single ballot are astronomically small, but I do it anyway because I'm an incurable optimist.
Stay thirsty for freedom, my friends.