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September 12, 2008

Voting — Americans Do It Like We Eat

Over here, a YouTube clip of Craig Ferguson discusses the election. Most of his rant is spot-on (and hilarious), but he talks about American’s “duty” to vote. He goes a bit off line when he says that our American Democracy is about:

free people making free choices…

…in this case, to choose which candidate will make us less free, and how.

Americans vote like we eat. I don’t think freedom’s on that menu. It’s like going into Cracker Barrel trying to find health food, and having a choice between the country breakfast with ham, eggs, hash browns, or the flapjacks and bacon, smothered in syrup. One may be marginally better for you than the other, but neither are good*. They may both make you feel good for a short time, but the long-term effects are pretty well negative.

* PS – Yes, they’ve probably got a fruit plate (i.e. Bob Barr) on the menu, but we all know only the most disciplined will choose it. The average voter is deciding which flavor of pork they prefer.

YouTube below:

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 4:18 am || Permalink || Comments (2) || Trackback URL || Categories: Humor, Libertarianism, Politics, YouTube


  1. So what you’re saying is that unless I vote for Bob Barr, I’m undisciplined?

    Why does my desire to vote for a party-nominated candidate arbitrarily make me a sausage-eating, uninformed voter?

    Comment by Sober John — September 13, 2008 @ 1:31 pm
  2. John,

    What I’m saying is that a vote for McCain or Obama is not a vote for freedom. And, in my humble opinion, voting anti-freedom will be bad for you in the long run.

    It’s not the fact that they’re party-nominated, the idea is to understand that no mainstream candidate (in fact, if I really considered Barr, I think he’d be oatmeal but drenched in sugar and honey) is good for us. People rarely enter government to truly reform it, they enter government because they want the reins of power.

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — September 13, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

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