Comment 69792

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted September 17, 2011 at 11:05:53

Once again we get to compress 4 years of opinions about government into one mark on a small piece of paper. Forgive me if I'm not thrilled.

Marvin's right - the system, as it stands, just isn't sufficient. I've talked to a lot of people who don't vote, and inconvenience just isn't high on the list. What is high is questions of effectiveness. Responses like "they're all the same" or "I don't trust them to keep their promises" may be cynical - but they also make valid points. If either are true, our ability to choose vanishes, and voting becomes nothing but symbolism and ritual.

Is it so easy to believe that the system, as it stands, is perfect that we're willing to write off the opinions of half the population for disagreeing with it?

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