by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
Since elections — let’s be honest — do not provide a true choice, I choose not to participate. Never have. Never will. For as long as it (or I) may live.
Government needs not a speck of extra legitimacy, permission, or encouragement. It’s clearly had enough.
Even so, even as a non-voter, it’s difficult to escape the propaganda. Yes, even the most mendacious mistruths are passed around like timeless wisdom. One example, we sure you’re familiar:“If you don’t vote, you can’t complain!”
“The idea is,” Information Liberation says on its blog, “if you didn’t try to influence the machinery of the state, then you have no right to complain about what the machinery of the state does to you against your will.”