Friday, June 28, 2013

Thought for the day

Universal suffrage --granting the vote to anyone 18 and over-- is merely mob rule in slow motion, via ballot box.




Anonymous said...

Amen to that. If God created suffrage, the Devil created universal suffrage. The best lies have an element of truth, and what else is "All people should have an equal voice in government" than a corruption of "All men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights"?

To be entirely honest, provided the Houses of Congress remain at each other's throats, the Supreme Leader's personal approval ratings continue to drop, and nothing important gets done in Washingon, I think life will continue much as it has. As mind-rotting and inane as a lot of popular culture is, I think it's the glue keeping us together. A disturbing thought, but if pro-abortion and pro-life people can go from screaming at each other to discussing the merits of Harry Potter, if our common love of stories and entertainment, such as they are, keeps us from disintegrating into bloody civil war, I think I'll take it.


Rocky Lazarus said...

Agreed. The point is obvious. The question is how we determine who enjoys suffrage. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this matter.

Anonymous said...

Meritocratic suffrage seems to be the most common sense answer. IQ and intelligence, via a test administered prior to voting to determine how informed about the election the would-be voter is, sounds tempting, but runs the problem of being corrupted to slanted by bureaucrats to pick "right" answers that put the supporters of their favorite candidates' opponents at a disadvantage at the polls.

Military service sounds a little more uniform: only those who are willing or able to shed blood for this country can vote. Open to all current members and veterans. A minimum service period of one tour of duty. Should voting be open for non-combat military personnel? The only thing that I can think of that should bar a veteran from voting is a dishonorable discharge. But of course, that could step on the toes of homosexuals discharged due to DADT.


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