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LOTD

Filed at 6:31 am under by dcobranchi

Idiots are everywhere:

Democracy only works when the majority votes

Voting needs reform, and the first should be that no election is valid unless more than 50 percent of all eligible voters actually vote. A democracy is a joke when only a fraction of registered voters vote, leaving the greater majority voiceless because no one represents them.

Only a fool could call this nation a representative majority. I am 46 and have never voted, and probably never will. No one running represents me and my view of a nation under constitutional law. My view on the current regime exercising military control over this nation is they’re traitors, and I’ll be damned before I give my vote.

Michael Dalene, Wilmington

It’s better to curse the darkness, I guess.

2 Responses to “LOTD”


Comment by
Heather
July 26th, 2007
at 8:44 am

“…only a fraction of registered voters vote, leaving the greater majority voiceless because no one represents them.”

What makes him think that the 53% or so of eligible voters that didn’t vote, didn’t for the same reasons he didn’t? As if all non-voting citizens have the same ideas. Maybe they’re all waiting for a signal, like a bat in the sky, and they’ll all come crawling out of the gutters to vote and the nation will be restored.


Comment by
J
July 26th, 2007
at 10:06 am

What about the fact that you DO vote even when you DON’T vote. When you don’t vote, you’re electing those who do vote to choose for you.

Besides, a democracy isn’t built on voting alone. It’s built on political participation. Voting is only one form of political participation. Group membership, writing to reps, conscientious shopping, activism and yes, even blogging are all forms of political participation. Boycotting stores that sell tabacco products is a form of political participation. Homeschooling your kid is a form of political participation. Writing about some policy you feel is unfair is political participation. These are more democratic than checking a box next to the name of a person that you know little to nothing about.