by Gary D. Barnett: Constitution
Worship Revisited: I'mStillFedUp!
is morally tragic whenever a citizen's only choice is between two
wrongdoersu2014that is, between two trimmers.
E. Read … The
Lesser of Two Evils
I am constantly
amazed by my fellow citizen's reverence for voting. This blind worship
for this worthless endeavor is troubling to say the very least,
but nonetheless firmly entrenched in the minds of the masses. Almost
from birth in this country, we are taught that voting is a "sacred"
right, a right so important as to be one of, if not the greatest
right. I must not have been indoctrinated properly by the government
school system, as I consider the most sacred rights as those natural
rights to life, liberty, and property, certainly not casting a ballot
for one or another criminal in politics.
voting today only as an avenue that allows one group to legally
plunder another, and a process that fully legitimizes a corrupt
political system. Those who vote are obviously supportive of the
political process and the political actions taken in this country,
and are responsible for those they elect, and for what they do in
office. This is why I think the old adage that "those who do
not vote have no right to complain" is backward. Those who
vote to allow the political carnage are the ones responsible for
the problems, while those who don't vote have nothing to do with
electing criminal politicians. Therefore not voting is in and of
itself a political statement denouncing the system, while voting
shows favor of that same nefarious system.
One of the
major problems of voting as I see it is that those who vote for
this, that, or the other, are setting policy that affects all those
who voted differently, and all those who did not vote at all. This
is democracy or mob rule, the first step toward a socialistic and
collectivist system. The reason this is so is due to the fact that
we live in a forcibly run dependent society where one can vote to
benefit at the expense of another. This truth is overlooked by the
"I Voted" crowd, but nonetheless is the lynchpin of redistributive
So who are
the big winners due to this scheme called voting? Who benefits the
most? The government and all its corporate sponsors, including the
banking system, are the real winners of the voting process. They
are the controllers; they are the takers and users. They use force
in order to gain power, and to steal via extortion the honestly
earned wealth of others. They gain the "right" to rule
over the country and us, and are legitimized by this scam. By selling
the notion that voting gives everyone a say in politics, little
is questioned after the fact. The politicians controlling the government
sit back and revel in the notion that they have been chosen the
new Caesars by the people's vote. They were properly elected in
a democratic process you understand. They are the people's choice.
The dust has settled, and the people have spoken!
How can any
sane individual believe that this political process is not fatally
flawed? How can any not understand that voting leads directly to
one group ruling over another, this regardless of whether a minority
or majority wins the day. Either way, those elected to power rule
over all others when voting is the method used to choose, and this
type of rule ultimately eliminates liberty and leads to tyranny.
While the government
benefits most from this procedure, the supportive public is just
as responsible for the harm caused. Their votes authorize government
action, and give willing consent to the elected king and his court.
This group consent determines our individual lot in life, thereby
destroying our individuality. If our society were based on self-reliance
and self-responsibility, if our laws were based only on our natural
rights to life, liberty, and property, if the individual were sovereign,
would voting be necessary or would it even exist? Would we need
"rulers" in a truly free society?
corruption, and voting supports that corruption. The masses in this
country have been force-fed the notion that voting is their sacred
right. They have been brainwashed into believing that the vote is
what sets them apart from slaves. The exact opposite of course is
true. They have been taught to ridicule all those who would question
this "sacred" right, and are not embarrassed to do so.
Voting in the "minds" of most in other words cannot be
Report highlighted on Lew Rockwell's Political
Theater showing that over 83% of the lemmings
in this country believe that one person's vote really matters. In
a country of well over 300 million people, how in the world could
anyone think that their single vote counted? Even if they thought
this possible, how could they accept that this voting was moral,
when that same voting legally allows for one to be abused for the
benefit of another?
The act of
voting has become so entrenched into this society that its validity
cannot be questioned without rebuke. It is considered by many to
be the rock of democracy, the literal cornerstone of liberty. While
this thinking is nonsense, it is still the mainstream position,
and therefore important because our lives are ruled by this dangerous
and asinine process. Even if the current system we live under were
not present, would voting then be more legitimate? Would the fact
that one could not benefit at another's expense be enough to justify
voting? I don't think so, because the act of voting would still
always pit one against another in deciding the outcome of life.
These things should be based only on natural and inherent rights,
and all disputes should be handled privately. This way, one part
of society is not constantly at odds with the other.
I can think
of only one instance in which voting could be considered legitimate.
That would be in a system where all those who wanted to vote acted
voluntarily, and accepted the outcomes of their own actions, while
all non-voters ignored the entire process. In other words, all who
did not participate in voting would be completely exempt from all
decrees passed down by those elected by the voters. There would
be no consent given, and therefore none granted. This is a just
way to eliminate the rule of one over another within a corrupt system.
It is a way to stop rule by a majority, or even a minority over
those who disagree.
No one who
had any belief in freedom could ever have come up with the idea
of voting. Voting by definition and design eliminates the individual
in society for benefit of the collective. Individualism epitomizes
freedom, while collectivism epitomizes slavery. Voting then is simply
mob rule, the bane of freedom, and the fodder necessary for a society
based on servitude!
ass first let loose the doctrine that the suffrage is a high boon
and voting a noble privilege?"
~ H.L. Mencken
D. Barnett [send him mail]
is president of Barnett Financial Services, Inc., in Lewistown,