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  • Are there advantages to voting for the worst possible candidates and/or supporting despots?

    Is it a better strategy to try to vote in candidates whose views include a significant reduction in the size of the government, a dismantling of our empire, a revision of the monetary system, and a reestablishment of the proper relationship between the states and the federal government or the worst possible...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by CrazyCoot on Sat, Jan 9 2010
  • The Problem with Voters

    On the news I hear way too many comments about politicians insulting one another (mudslinging), digging up old facts about their opponents' personal history, etc. Reporters make a big deal out of it, like it's some sort of reality show. "Who said what? Who insulted who? Who used to smoke...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Savi on Tue, Feb 12 2008
  • Re: 5 Reasons Not to Vote

    [quote user="jsh"]Surely you endorsed the state, and are a statist yourself.[/quote] Well, contractually speaking, a vote is not consent to the states power. From the view of contract law, contracts cannot be entered anonymously. As a vote is an anonymous thing, no one can take the list of...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by joecochran on Wed, Sep 26 2007
  • Re: 5 Reasons Not to Vote

    [quote user="csullivan"]While I do understand the anti-voting folks--and often live by that same rule--I think that to completely write off voting is troublesome . While the system itself is bad, do we not have some moral obligation to try to fix it IF (and only if) a serious possibility of...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Wed, Sep 26 2007
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