Wrong, Pendy. In the current system, individual votes mean absolutely nothing. The electoral college is not required to listen to the popular vote and can, in fact, cast their electoral votes for whoever they want (although they likely wouldn't be in office very long afterward). Several presidents have been elected who actually lost the popular vote.
On a side-note, Barry is right. We're a republic, people! Run through the Pledge of Allegiance in your head if you disagree.
I don't think it's a stupid saying at all. Free speech literally does give you the right to complain about pretty much whatever you want but the saying still has a point. If you don't like the way things are run there are a slew of ways you can get involved at the local and national level to become involved and get your voice heard, the least of which is voting. And even if it does come down to picking between the lesser of two evils, I think it's still important to pick the person you think will do the least amont of harm in their position. So yeah, I do think it's silly to !$%*! about the way the government is run if you don't even bother to do the bare minimum of participating in the process.
Actually our nation in the US did start as a singular country that split into states... After the first split of the new england colonies other states and territories were annexed in by state but based off of federal or national law. If we happened to just be a conglomerate of like minded states there would have been no civil war as there would have been no need for ceding of the southern states as they would have already been autonomous.
Meh. I think votes don't count for much anyway, but sometimes you want to and just don't get the chance. The state leaves the election booths open after they've already sent the state vote. But I agree with saber-scorpion, the choices are horrible most of the time.