Shame on You, Voter

Jason Brennan touts the case against voting on the Princeton University Press blog:

There’s nothing morally wrong with being ignorant about politics, or with forming your political beliefs though an irrational thought processes—so long as you don’t vote. As soon as you step in the voting booth, you acquire a duty to know what you’re doing. It’s fine to be ignorant, misinformed, or irrational about politics, so long as you don’t impose your political preferences upon others using the coercive power of government.

2 thoughts on “Shame on You, Voter

  1. Voting? Most people vote on pocketbook issues. If your on the government gravy train you’ll vote for the candidates who promise you your largess. Or as H.L Mencken once said: “There are those that work for a living and there are those who vote for a living.” Unfortunately, the voters who vote for a living now outnumber those who work for a living. This is one of the reasons why America is now fiscally bankrupt.

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