|Date:||June 27th, 2000|
I don't vote.
I used to vote. I tried, I really did. I used to vote
two things happened:
Maybe I'll vote again someday. After all, I am somewhat of a relativist, so my opinion may change..
"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule--and both commonly succeed, and are right."
"Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
- Henry L. MenckenTesting Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens: A study that demonstrates that the voting public has little effect on public policy, instead it is generally controlled by economic elites and special interest groups (and a really good video to explain it) http://www.vox.com/2014/10/16/6984985/ebola-politics-shark-attacks: An article about a study that explains how shark attacks and other silly things have a massive effect on voting.
"Voting is not an expression of power, but an admission of powerlessness, since it cannot do otherwise than reaffirm the government's supposed legitimacy."
- Fred Woodworth
"Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent."
"I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time."
- Henry L. Mencken
"The whole premise of democracy is that it is safe to leave important questions to the court of public opinion, but is it safe to leave them to the court of public ignorance?"
- Isaac Asimov