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Wouldn’t a One Party System Be Simpler?


©Tom Toles

Now that we've simplified voting, can we simplify the tax code too?



  1. Don wrote:

    I’m very glad someone is thinking about simplifying the voting process. It’s become so complex with all those little niggling rules. Teehee.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Permalink
  2. Mountain Man wrote:

    Yes, I think we should consider implementing a literacy standard test and also a poll tax.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Permalink
  3. Arthanyel wrote:

    Robert Heinlein, the science fiction writer, proposed several options for limiting the franchise. The best one was the core of the background to Starship Troopers (totally maligned in the terrible film) that in order to get the right to vote, every person must do two years of paid public service. So 100% employment for people willing to accept it, and then where you would best contribute (including the military) is where you spend the two years.

    If you choose not to, thenm you are still a citizen with every right and access to every benefit – just not a voter.

    His point was that if someone was willing to “sacrifice” two years to serving the public (especially since they could end up being shot at) it proves they are willing to put the good of the community ahead of personal gain – and THAT is the kind of attitude that would create statesmen instead of politicians, and havce solutions focused on the whole, not the selfish parts.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 11:32 am | Permalink