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I cling to the notion of every citizen being involved in the election process as being a fundamental right of sentience; you SHOULD have the opportunity to be part of the system that dictates who will lead your nation and implement policies on your behalf (the rare exception being someone who has actively worked as a traitor to the nation- I mean, I'm not even sure I understand why felons can't vote).

Now, that said, I have very, very creative ideas about what to do to people who attempt to undermine that process by way of intimidation, falsehoods, or other impediements.  But you wanna know who takes a close second?

Those people who say that 'anybody who's fooled by those machinations deserve not to vote'.  It's an arrogant, petulant cry that assumes everybody is educated enough on the process, and in general.  Part of our society operates under a cover of fear- fear of being outed on some misdeed, fear of being 'found out' on some charge.  Nobody's a saint; we need to look out for each other just a little more.

To those people who take that elitist viewpoint, I have one thing to say:

"Know what?  FUCK YOU, that's what."

Date: 2008-11-04 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Compulsory voting. It's the only way to be sure.
Edited Date: 2008-11-04 01:23 am (UTC)


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