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05-22-2012, 08:30 PM
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FunKingJackets
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Originally Posted by CapnCornelius View Post
The added value is that, if I so choose, I can inform myself. No, does me little good since I can't vote in Franklin County/Columbus, but to those who both pay taxes and vote, they can vote accordingly. The marketplace of ideas, as any other marketplace, only works when you have something approaching perfect information. The less information, the less close you are to a model of perfect information.

It is this lazy attitude that throws our hands up in the air and says "well, they're going to do whatever they want" that leads to statism and destroys democracy. At some point it is incumbent on citizens to both inform themselves and voice their objections. Otherwise, we are all complicit in the evil deeds done by "the politicians" and their bedfellows.
Well stated, thank you.

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