To Vote or Not To Vote

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Laurence: Herbert Spencer dealt with this Beckian brain-lock decades ago, when he pointed out that if you vote for a given policy you can’t complain because you voted for it. If you vote against such a policy you can’t complain because, by voting, you implicitly agreed to be bound by the result. If you don’t vote at all, you can’t complain because you failed to exercise your opportunity to object by going to the polls. Thus, you are bound whether you vote “yes,” “no,” or don’t vote at all.  It’s the kind of “thinking” that keeps the League of Women Voters in business!

8:10 pm on September 26, 2012
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