The Reformation of the Franchise

Grim has recently written about the institution of the vote vis a vis its weaknesses and strengths against the cancer of the Left and other alike ideologies (Islam).

One of my recommendations is this.

Voters have the vote, but it is not the veto. For a more balanced system, one should divide the vote between affirmative and rejection aligments.

In smaller communities, or large empires that can’t govern directly due to communication and road issues, the general vote, up or down from any single individual, cuts down on waste and complexity. For a society like ours, with lightspeed communication that covers both a large geography without a large com delay, complexity is a good thing. Since our way of life is already complex, it needs complex fail safes or more complicated systems of balance for power distribution.

A simple general vote becomes easier for a centralized imperial magistrate to manipulate since organizations tend to have more resources and time to devote to the problem of pooling power than the general public. As unions were developed to orchestrate and organize the collected power and rights of weak and poor individuals against mighty and rich corporations, so must be the same for a nation’s government and its citizens.

Voting becomes more transparent when you can see just who thinks voting to stop stuff is more important than voting For Stuff. The greater society can more readily distribute power more evenly once transparency is implemented. At the same time, complexity reduces the ease of government and large organizations with sacks of cash to be able to buy, manipulate, or make dependent both groups simultaneously. Since the strategies for either must necessarily differ due to their difference in voting institutions. It takes much more organization and money to buy two disparate groups with different philosophies than it takes to buy one group. And using poor class proletariat terminology, it becomes harder to move the poor around when some of the poor wish to vote for stuff and some of the poor wish to vote against stuff. Thus it becomes harder to simply aggregate voters based upon the economic rating. It makes identity politics and voting slightly more complicated. And the more complicated the task of the Left, the better Good comes out in the end.

For more go to Grim‘s link here.

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