Townhall: Buy My Vote!

“Don’t vote,” anarchists say, “it only encourages them.”

All freedom lovers get a chuckle out of that old chestnut. But it doesn’t take a genius to realize that non-voting by sensible skeptics does more than encourage usurping politicians. It gives them free rein.

Voting in rational self-defense seems like the more practical approach.

Alas, that’s easier said than done.

This weekend’s Townhall column by Yours Truly floats a proposal: swapping votes for freedom.

Politicians swap votes all the time to get what they want. We want less government. Can we get what we want by swapping votes in our way?

Well, read the column, then come back here, and maybe we can make some mutually profitable trades!

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5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sep
    24
    6:17
    AM
    William Quilhot

    I think you are on the right track.

  2. Sep
    24
    7:45
    AM
    David Craig

    Requiring a 2/3 majority to win an election may influence parties to offer a better candidate.

  3. Sep
    24
    10:47
    AM
    William Stephen

    WE DO NOT HAVE TIME!

    Another Obama term, a couple of Supreme Court appointments, and continued Democratic control of the Senate will put meaningful constitutional limits on government beyond recovery by electoral processes.

    The present abuses of the Bill of Rights, separation of powers, arbitrary regulations, confiscatory taxation, class warfare, prosecutorial persecution, etc. will become general. The dependence of more and more Americans on federal programs using borrowed money will inevitably result in economic disaster. Social chaos and government retribution will follow.

    We can only hope that a Romney presidency will slow the process sufficiently that real reform becomes possible before it is too late.

  4. Sep
    24
    10:02
    PM
    John Pearson

    Okay, who do I swap with? Texas Republican – No danger that I can see that Obama could come out on top here.

  5. Oct
    20
    8:39
    AM
    Ken Terhune

    Alright, somebody get an exchange going; I’ve got a vote to trade!

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