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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This is it... your last chance

Have you voted yet?

What are you waiting for?

What else have you got to do that is more important?

No matter what it is, this is more important. We have the worst voting participation in the world, it seems. I don't know how true that really is but it amazes me that some people in other countries will travel on foot, sometimes for days, to exercise their right to vote but our citizens seem to think it is too much trouble to stand in line for an hour to do the same thing.



Steven said...

printed in a canadian newspaper, written by a guy at the Cato Institute...I couldn't find the exact article I was looking for, but this presents a lot of the arguments I wanted to convey

Douglas said...

His best argument is:

"Moreover, if you want to be civic-minded, your duty isn't to fill in ballots just to fill in ballots. You shouldn't do it in ignorance, out of emotion, or to win approval from your political friends. Your duty is to vote well -- to participate in a way that, at the very least, makes the outcome no worse."