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“Majorities, as such, afford no guarantees for justice… They [are] … likely to be equally — perhaps more than equally, because more boldly — rapacious, tyrannical and unprincipled, if entrusted with power. There is no more reason, then, why a man should either sustain, or submit to, the rule of the majority, than of a minority.”     Lysander Spooner

July 20, 2010

Voting For Smaller Gov’t In November? Good Luck

by Brad Warbiany

As Chris pointed out last week, Republicans might be able to get us to at least a divided Congress in November. One expects that if they do, they’ll stand athwart the tracks as the big-government train approaches, yelling STOP!

But their bark is worse than their bite:

Yeah! Go Red team! Go Democracy!

via TJIC, who as always gives it the extra flourish that a graph like this really needs.

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  1. Only when we reform our election from 1st past the post to some sort of ranked balloting will the spoiler effect be eliminated so that someone outside the 2 main parties has a ghost of a chance at being elected. I like IRV but any ranked choice would be way better than what we have now. Only then can we break this 2 party polka to eternal debt.

    Comment by Norm — July 20, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

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