suppose you don't care about political parties at the time
you go into the voting booth, and that two people are running for the same
office. One of them is highly qualified for the job, highly motivated
to do it well, and honest. The other one is just the opposite.
Only the highly-qualified, highly-motivated honest one has a weird name,
or a name that reminds you of someone else you don't like. And the
unqualifed, unmotivated, honesty-impaired candidate has a perfectly regular
name, or one that reminds you of someone else whom you do like.
a hypothetical question: if you're in the voting booth and
have absolutely no information -- you don't know anything at all
-- about either candidate except what their names are and how many signs
or stickers you've seen with one of their names on them, how are you likely
to vote? Will you make a snap decision? Or will you think about
it? Well, think about it now. Take your time. Then
scroll down to the very bottom ...
|Well, guess what? There
is no "right" answer. However, there is a moral answer, in my opinion:
SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR ANYONE in this particular race -- let
the people who DO know cast the votes. And start a trend which, over time,
will spread everywhere. And no, there is absolutely no jurisdiction
in the country which will invalidate your ballot just because you didn't
vote on every office or everything on the ballot -- and yes, you
may even vote on only one office or issue and have it count.
( Personally, I hate the
idea that, after I've taken the time to read up on all the people and issues
and possible long-term implications of whatever or whoever I'm voting for,
that my vote could be negated by some moron who votes the other way for
NO REASON AT ALL. Don't you???????? )
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