Tuesday, November 13, 2018
"Why You Don't Need to Vote" on Reason TV (I personally think you do need to)
James Monticello on Reason TV “Why You Don’t Need to Vote”
Your own vote will not change an election, even in Broward County, FL.
But this seems like a question of “public hygiene” doesn’t it?
A two-party system doesn’t serve “my” interests. I speak for myself on my blogs.
And hence I reduce solidarity. Because I don’t want to legitimatize the lobbyists to speak for me.
It is certainly true that if most minority people turned out to vote, members of these groups would probably be better off with the results, given who would be elected. That’s why I’m glad that David Hogg spent as much effort on getting people to polls as on gun control itself.
And in many countries, like Australia, voting is mandatory. It’s rather like vaccination.
Twitter banned people before Nov. 6 for posting the idea that you need not vote.
But it’s true, I don’t volunteer to take people to polls just to get a political result for a candidate. I have a feeling that “EI” doesn’t either.
In Dallas, in the early 80s, gay bar raids would happen just before elections.