NYT-Cancel mid-term elections

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Re: NYT-Cancel mid-term elections

Post  Anti Federalist on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:09 pm

News Buzzard wrote:The voters should decide term limits, and shame on them if they don't show up to vote.

Why I Don’t Vote

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/why-i-dont-vote/

A lot of people have asked me why I do not vote.

1) Voting is the sacrament of the civil religion. I’m a political atheist.
2) Not voting bugs the regime, and no wonder. Such abstinence, like not complying in other ways, weakens them. What if they held an election and nobody came?
3) It’s a pain in the neck.
4) Your vote doesn’t count, unless the election is decided by a single vote. You are far more likely to be killed on the way to the polls than to have that happen.
5) The candidates itch to rule others. There is no lesser evil.
6) Politics is not our salvation. Indeed, the whole system is corrupt from top to bottom.
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Re: NYT-Cancel mid-term elections

Post  Anti Federalist on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:15 pm

News Hawk wrote:"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for;  but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others."
—James Madison
Federalist No. 58, 1788

Whether national government will be productive of internal peace, is too uncertain to admit of decided opinion. I only hazard a conjecture when I say, that our state disputes, in a confederacy, would be disputes of levity and passion, which would subside before injury. The people being free, government having no right to them, but they to government, they would separate and divide as interest or inclination prompted — as they do at this day, and always have done, in Switzerland.

In a national government, unless cautiously and fortunately administered, the disputes will be the deep-rooted differences of interest, where part of the empire must be injured by the operation of general law; and then should the sword of government be once drawn (which Heaven avert) I fear it will not be sheathed, until we have waded through that series of desolation, which France, Spain, and the other great kingdoms of the world have suffered, in order to bring so many separate States into uniformity, of government and law; in which event the legislative power can only be entrusted to one man (as it is with them) who can have no local attachments, partial interests, or private views to gratify.

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Re: NYT-Cancel mid-term elections

Post  News Hawk on Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:01 am

News Buzzard wrote:The voters should decide term limits, and shame on them if they don't show up to vote.
Remember that Republicans vote on Tuesday—Democrats on Wednesday...

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Re: NYT-Cancel mid-term elections

Post  Anti Federalist on Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:23 am

News Hawk wrote:
News Buzzard wrote:The voters should decide term limits, and shame on them if they don't show up to vote.
Remember that Republicans vote on Tuesday—Democrats on Wednesday...

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That was good for a chuckle. Laughing
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Re: NYT-Cancel mid-term elections

Post  Anti Federalist on Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:43 pm

Must have been all those old white rich people.
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Re: NYT-Cancel mid-term elections

Post  Anti Federalist on Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:23 pm

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