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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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