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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Case Against The Two Parties

This is my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:
Imagine an alternate universe in which . . . white supremacists win both the Democratic and Republican nominations for President.
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If you found yourself in this alternative universe, and are a marginally decent person, you would not vote for either the Democrat or the Republican. Not voting at all is more legitimate than voting for either one. Your vote implies your consent or approval, and if you are a decent person, you would withhold it, and all arguments that you should vote for the "lesser of two evils" would sound ridiculous to you. After all, your vote is far more likely to be uncounted or miscounted through error or fraud than to be the deciding vote.
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[T]he Democrats and Republicans do share values that are nearly as repugnant as racism would be.