Thursday, September 04, 2008

A Lofty Thought

Much has been said about getting the "young people" to vote. "Young people" typically refers to those in the range of 18 to 25 years old.

Me, I would prefer that no one voted until the age of at least 25. On top of that, I would ask that they not receive government subsidies (e.g. welfare) of any kind. I would also suggest that only property owners should vote, for such people tend to protect property rights. Furthermore, I would suggest that anyone not vote whose "political knowledge" consists of crap that they've seen on television--an education in the true liberal arts tradition would be preferable.

Then again, what if no one voted? What if everyone just minded his or her own business (say a teacher and parent of three just said, "I'm going to teach students and raise my family)? What if there was no government to steal people's property and wage wars?

Let's not forget that governments have killed more people than smallpox, AIDS, cancer, and a myriad of other plagues combined.

Wouldn't it be grand if we all just took care of ourselves?

3 comments:

  1. Golf Guy10:26 AM

    I thought you preferred that no one voted.

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  2. Of course I prefer that. If no one voted, then--presumably--no one would govern.

    This would make us free men.

    And now let us sing,

    "This little light of mine,
    I'm gonna let it shine..."

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  3. I pretty much agree with the whole 25 age limit... I look around at the kids in my school and begin to see why the nation's going to hell.

    Ha. Good luck with the freedom. I don't forsee us being lucky enough to achieve such a thing in this country...

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