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Democracy Is a Terrible System, Period

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  1. Spot on, Douglas! The part that jumped most at me was:
    “But, in fact, government wants you to vote, but then sit down and shut up. Leave the governing to the professionals, while you pound your chest and wave Old Glory.”

    I’ve been talking to people about this lately, noting that people consider their entire civic duty to be voting. They don’t contact their representatives. They vote for a party, then they sit on their hands and bitch for 4 years.

    Parties allow them absolution over their choices. Besides, even if their choice for elected official does a lot of dastardly things while in office, they can look at all of those others that voted the same way and relieve themselves of guilt. Our voting system is only one step of political impotence above system that allows no votes to be cast.