But don't just vote for someone you know will loose and blame the rest of us
Guess it's election season. Time to dust off the Douglas Adams quote.
"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see...."
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"
"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want." "You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in."
Democracy is ugly and messy and hard, but I haven't thought of a better solution.
Are you setting up a strawman or encouraging political participation? Was anyone denouncing democracy? Either way, here's a suggestion: allow citizens to vote for (or against) multiple candidates.
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
So when do those War on Terror tax refunds start rolling in?
When our current tech bubble pops, the dollar will have been backed up by...
Excessive military hardware and global manifest destiny.
1. Drive to Baltimore
2. Whip out my camera on the doughnut brigade
3. Take my beating
4. Collect $7 million
Half of your plan seems realistic
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