Wednesday, October 25, 2006

To Vote or Not to Vote

An old timer, a vet of WWII, called C-Span yesterday to make known his irritation with the 50% of the population who don't vote. But if you simply explore his scenario a little further, whether more or fewer people vote won't affect the outcome of the election in a significant way. Whether 1000 or ten million Americans vote, they're only two outcomes to most of the questions that were already pre-determined before any sheeple enter the voting booth. So the question becomes what difference does it make, especially where these hack candidates are concerned?

On the other hand, I get a vicarious joy at voting against referendums for bond measures and tax increases, so in terms of personal enjoyment, it's not a total waste of time.


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