Comment 63544

By Shempatolla (registered) - website | Posted May 15, 2011 at 08:44:50

I feel ya dawg. But I think in your quest to express your frustration with an election result you can't stomach, you've over complicated things. We can barely get 60% plus to the polls now. By actually looking for MORE input from voters we run the risk of voter malaise and burn out.

The system we have is based on trust, instinct, ideology and the physical act of actually making your mark on a ballot. Thats pretty much it. You trust that the people you vote for will to the best of their ability fulfill their commitment to serve the way they said they would. To a degree you have to analyze what the candidates say and trust your instincts as to who among them will follow through. Your personal political beliefs of course hold sway over much of this. Then you have to get off your ass and actually vote.

The system is not perfect. For some of the reasons you have highlighted. It still beats the alternative.

“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.”

Winston Churchill

Comment edited by Shempatolla on 2011-05-15 08:46:02

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