Despite the claims of idiotic groups like Rock the Vote, I've come to the conclusion that low voter turn-out is a good thing. If most people are too preoccupied with living their lives to learn about issues and go vote, that means they're safe and wealthy. Ignorant, maybe, but that they can afford to be speaks of their nation's success.

If such a person gets an inkling to vote and decides to banish their ignorance and contribute to the political process, fantastic. But I'm not at all certain that such a decision is morally commendable or should be encouraged. Politics is an overhead cost associated with society and government, and as such it should occupy as few of our resources as possible.

As for this present election, if you're still undecided then please consider staying home.

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