Browsing the archives for the Democracy tag

Democracy in an Image
By: Barry Belmont
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The Second Great Flaw of Democracy
By: Barry Belmont

If you’re a boring guy like me with a little interest in the running of our school and a lot of time to spend on the internet, you’ve by now run across the VisLupiGang. Their topics are usually boring and their writing has that turgid feel of a first year law student trying too hard [...]

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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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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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