04 November 2008

Further Election Quotes

Apathy may not be a virtue, but it's a lot better than the activism of the irrational.
— Bryan Caplan (regarding voter turnout)


It's one thing to have one man, one vote; it's quite another to have one man, one obligation to vote. Yet we still hear that it's our "civic duty" to go to the polls. Well, no, actually, it's a civic duty to make ourselves worthy to do so. [...] Get-out-the-vote drives, which can quite correctly be defined as an effort to rally the idiot vote disguised as a noble exercise in democracy.
— Selwyn Duke

3 comments:

  1. Ditto on the "Amen."

    If the Messiah wins today, all who voted for him deserve what they're about to get.

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  2. I can't stand when celebrities get all excited about their voting drives. I dont give a rat's ass what P-Diddy thinks about democracy. BUT, there's nothing wrong with encouraging everyone to vote. Whether it brings out the "idiot vote" is beside the point; isn't irrational decision making a risk we are willing to take living in a democracy?

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