Saturday, October 23, 2004

Ignorance Isn't Bliss.

I’ve seen other writers commenting about the effort to “get out the vote” with little regard for whether the voters have the slightest idea what they are voting about.

I will confess… as a youngster, if I didn’t know anything about an issue or a candidate, I would often just flip a mental coin and punch the ballot. Nowadays, I abstain. For instance, I will not be voting for city council members because I have not followed city politics and I know nothing about the candidates or what they stand for (and against). Likewise, on the usual multitude of ballot propositions, any that I have not studied thoroughly, I will pass on.

Mallard Fillmore says it much better than I.


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