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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Re: If you're stupid, don't vote!


Jonah Goldberg has often commented that low voter turnout is just a sign of low voter turnout.

Voting is often characterized as an important duty but too often our society trivializes it. Trying to make voting easier than buying a McDonald's #2 meal and not requiring ID are two signs of that trivialization.

When one is a member of a voting body it is always an acceptable position to abstain. Abstaining from a vote is a good thing if you don't know what the vote is about. If you don't know what the parties stand for or what the candidates stand for than is that bad to abstain?