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Voting Analogy 3: A Refined Chainsaw
By: Barry Belmont

Claim: Government is the wrong tool for the job (if that job is the betterment of the human condition). There are correct and incorrect ways to increase the overall well-being of conscious creatures. We know for example that adding cholera to the drinking water is probably not a good way to increase well-being, similarly, we [...]

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Voting Analogy 2: Cholera Strains
By: Barry Belmont

Claim: The lesser of two evils is still evil, and should not be legitimately supported. If you disagree with the idea of voting on moral/legal/philosophical/rational grounds because you feel it is an illegitimate use of coercion (and thus worsens the human condition), you should not vote. Say some society has developed whose members believe, truly [...]

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Voting Analogy 1: Cookie Dough Salad
By: Barry Belmont

Claim: No matter how smart you are, you are not qualified to actually understand the vast issues involved governmental procedures. Voting for our “representatives” to all work together in the vast “government” for the betterment of society is like each person (who votes) throwing in the ingredients they will taste good into a giant bowl. [...]

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Googling the Midterm Elections
By: Barry Belmont

Below is a gadget by Google that allows for tracking of the political landscape across the country. Go ahead and play around with it, see what conclusions you can draw using just the facts presented and not what some commentator in the news might suggest.

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‘Anarcho-Surrealism’ Wins in Iceland
By: Barry Belmont

This is taken from AllGov.com and describes a major victory for highlighting the utter ridiculousness of the elections of governments. It’s a wonderful testament to the profound absurdity that is associated with all States. Comic Party Wins Iceland Election; Promises Disneyland at Airport, Transparent Corruption Running on a platform described as “anarcho-surrealism,” Iceland’s Best Party [...]

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Inauguration In Our Good Nation
By: Barry Belmont

I know I should care. I know I should. I know. But I don’t. And you can’t make me. One should never underestimate the apathy of an individual. The indifference that one person can feel, truly feel, is incredible. Groups, so far as I can tell, care. They have to. The people who come together [...]

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Don’t Vote: The Irrationalities of the Election and the Cult of the Vote
By: Barry Belmont

When our voice is reduced to a single button push, when who we are as a person with hopes and dreams and aspirations can be demeaned to the point of absurdity with such statements as “the only way to be heard is to vote,” when noses are looked down and idols are held up at [...]

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So, we were in the paper…
By: Barry Belmont

I almost forgot to mention it, but we (The UNR Students for Liberty) were in the Nevada Sagebrush last week. You probably won’t be able to get yourself a hard copy unless you come to us (we cut out enough to keep all our mothers happy), but the story can be read online. This reporter [...]

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Nobody 08: Justified; or, The Merits of Not Voting
By: Barry Belmont

In view of the realities of the system, is a nonvoter really “only accepting” the outcome of an election? Hardly. Since he has, in effect, voted in favor of not being ruled, what he has accepted is being left alone. Nonetheless people some how maintain that if I don’t vote, I have no right to [...]

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