"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

If you don't vote, inferior people will govern you.

Or so says local Fairbanks radio host Michael Dukes, referring to Plato.
Sorry Mike, just because his name was Plato, doesn't mean he was always right.
Today was our statewide primary voting day. And the local radio shows went on and on about the need to vote. They even went out of their way to mention Patriot's Lament, and ridicule our stand on not voting.
Doesn't bother me. I listened to all their arguments for voting, and they all made me laugh. Just the fact that they have to devote their whole show to advocate for voting, makes me laugh. If it is the natural right thing to do, you shouldn't have to devote 3 hours advocating for it.
I love the "It's your duty and responsibility as a citizen to vote." First, a citizen is a slave, he is under someone. Second, in what founding document of our country, by any of our Founding Fathers, is it written that it is a duty to vote? In what document do any of our American Founding Fathers say voting is a responsibility? Not gonna find it. So quit lying about it and trying to make your fellow servants believe it or feel guilty that they have unknowingly broken a solemn oath if they don't vote.
There are plenty of other things that the Founders said was a duty, like the Juror's duty to vote against the government, or his duty to cast off tyranny, but I can't find anything about a serf's duty to "Vote" for a ruler.
Michael Dukes said, Look, the options are this, cyanide or arsenic, but we have to choose one or the other. Cyanide will kill you instantly, but arsenic you can spit out and maybe last longer. And that is our only option!
What is that supposed to mean?
Sorry, Dukes, I will not choose suicide. Either slow or fast.
My real beef?
"If you don't vote, inferior people will govern you."
Hey, Michael, anyone who forces himself on me is my inferior! Who knows how best to govern myself but me?
If a man should govern another man, he should also govern how a man worships God. Michael, do you think a man should govern how I worship my God?
 How can anyone, who has 2 arms, legs, eyes, and a brain the same as I have, rule over or govern me?
A lady called in and tried in vain to ridicule our position. She said," We do not live in ultimate tyranny!" We should all participate in the process"!
And that is why we should vote?
 Maria, the boys at Lexington did not live in ultimate tyranny. In fact, they had MUCH more Liberty than we have today. But they chose Liberty over ANY and ALL tyranny.
Every example you gave of your freedom today, was just an example of what the government ALLOWS you to do! That is not Liberty. That is slavery.
So is voting. Voting is a slave deciding on which master will beat him, but the plantation never changes!

Simple-minded serfs. You will not take dominion over your life, or even responsibility.
So-called Christians, you tell me I should have a king? You point out his evil and then tell me I must participate?
I have no man/god. I have no man/king. I have no man/priest.

I choose not to give my consent to any evil. I will not vote to use force of violence against my neighbor.
So what if my decision "doesn't change anything"?. I am not called to force the world to change. I am called to be the change.

That is my vote.


  1. When I DID vote inferior people STILL governed me. So...

    Jim in Kenai

  2. Paul Ryan said, "Wherever men and women rise up for their own freedom, they will know that the American president is on their side." Contrast this with how the Republican Presidential Nominee and and the RNC treated men and women trying to rise up for their freedom in America.

    Jim in Kenai