Thursday, November 5, 2009

My self imposed election day embargo

I've begun to develop many beliefs related to democracy. Some examples, I am a firm believers of term limits, one factor in me not voting for Bloomberg. Secondly, I am for a starship troopers-esque form of earned suffrage/citizenship, although the Michael Z Williamson book Freehold turned me on to the idea.

However, one of my stranger beliefs is that one should not talk about elections on election day. On the first Tuesday after the First monday in November, I do not encourage or discourage the act of voting in particular, and I don't mention the particulars of the election. Despite these strong beliefs, I have to this date managed to not injure or kill the those that stand right outside the polling place with pamphlets.