>Ted Morgan wrote: > >The electoral college's "over-ruling" of the popular "majority" vote >pales by comparison with the fact that the real flesh & blood majority >don't vote as a rule, with the primary reason for this being that they >see nothing to "vote for" --i.e., non-voting is, in effect, a rational >act on their part. > >JW reply: > >The rational decision not to vote is a decision to let others make the >decisions. The silent majority does not count, whether it be your's or >Richard Nixon's. Rather than saying someone has no majority support >because most people did not vote, I would say that they have support >because most people did not vote against them. (Either way in Bush's >case he would have no majority support) As George Carlin says (surely paraphrased) , "I didn't vote. I have a right to complain. People will tell you if you didn't vote, you can't complain. Well I didn't vote for the guy YOU'RE complaining about, so what did I do wrong? You're the one that participated in the process that got you THAT guy. I had nothing to do with it."
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