Sean Gabb debates with Simon Hughes, about compulsory voting


David Davis

http://www.libertarian.co.uk/multimedia/2008-06-24-vote-sig.mp3

I didn’t listen to it, but i can’t imagine that Sean was in favour of making ballots compulsory. The idea stinks.

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4 responses to “Sean Gabb debates with Simon Hughes, about compulsory voting

  1. Another ‘libertarian’ has a slightly different take — use IQ tests, and don’t allow thick people the vote.

    Really.

    See here:

    http://www.theprometheusinstitute.org/politics/blogarchive/94-blog/680-electoral-eugenics

    That sort of position is more what I’d expect from a Randroid, rather than a Libertarian.

  2. Rather than making voting compulsory there is a lot to be said for restricting the franchise. Here are three possibilities to consider: restricting it to British citizens, remove anyone who is longterm in receipt of benefits from the electoral roll and removing anyone working in an undesirable part of the public sector from the electoral rolls.

    Compulsory voting stinks. All many people would do is spoil their ballot papers.

    Anyway, why do they want us to vote anyway, as they just ignore our wishes once elected.

  3. Rather than making voting compulsory there is a lot to be said for restricting the franchise. Here are three possibilities to consider: restricting it to British citizens, remove anyone who is longterm in receipt of benefits from the electoral roll and removing anyone working in an undesirable part of the public sector from the electoral rolls.

    Compulsory voting stinks. All many people would do is spoil their ballot papers.

    Anyway, why do they want us to vote anyway, as they just ignore our wishes once elected.

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