Monday, February 4, 2008

Mental Production #112

who would you vote for?

the principle is simple: vote.

cast your ballet to the box and hope the box remembers your cast.

this is my question:

am I to vote for the candidate who represents my interests?

or

should I vote for the candidate who represents the best interests of the group?

only a fool would assume that his interests and the interests of the group are always the same, so....

does it ever happen that the my personal interests are best served by disregarding my own personal interests and voting in favor of the best interests of the group?

i would argue: every time.

rr

p.s. the argument only works if your grandchildren are "your personal interests." (the group will have more say toward their interests than you ever will).


afterword: vote for the best interests of the group even if your personal interests aren't always served. this is how you can vote for a democrat or john mccain if you are opposed to a woman's right to choose if she would have her child aborted.

(who would i vote for? i will comment in the appropriate arena.)

3 comments:

rr said...

as a testament to the astuteness of both of our intellects, i am voting for who you are voting for, of course.

Reese Zollinger said...

as a testament to the astuteness of both of our intellects, i am voting for who you are voting for, of course.


Very wise choice brother.

Reese Zollinger said...

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