If it is true that voting is a means to an end, then voting is subject to the same moral rules as counter-economics or civil disobedience or any other means. Therefore, if other forms of activism are moral if and only if they eschew aggression, and voting as a form of activism is necessarily aggressive, it follows that voting must be an immoral form of activism.
(audio interview): Republican national alternate delegate Tyler Lindholm explains what he describes as unethical practices by higher ups in the Wyoming GOP, things like people voting for Romney twice, people who aren’t supposed to vote voting for Romney, votes for Ron Paul being ignored, and more. He was there, and he gives you all the dirt in this Anarchy Gumbo Podcast exclusive.
Labor day has come and gone, and there is an election this November. The campaign season is on. The airwaves, the internet, and what’s left of the print media are saturated with political ads. All of this leads many Americans to wonder who they’re going to vote for. Quite a few realize that the choice is essentially limited to the Democratic scoundrel or the Republican scoundrel. Regardless, to too many people voting is seen as a patriotic, almost sacred duty. Clichés abound about how our forefathers gave their lives so we can have the right to vote today.
After election officials in Washington, D.C., egged on hackers to have a go at their new internet voting system, paid for in part with a $300,000 federal grant supposed to allow about 900 military personnel and overseas voters the ability to cast absentee ballots. A Michigan professor apparently “unleashed his students” on the system to get the win for Michigan; the result was Michigan’s fight song “Hail to the Victors” played to voters after they cast their ballots.