- Should government employees get to vote in elections where they have a personal stake in the outcome?
It appears not to have occurred to Pat that everyone gets to vote in elections where they have a personal stake in the outcome, or that this is the very reason that people vote in the first place. Questions he does not ask include:
- Should taxpayers get to vote on whether or not they should have to pay taxes?
- Should residents of a community get to vote on things that might benefit that community?
- Should rich people get to vote on legislation they themselves hired a lobbyist to write?
I'm not quite sure whether to characterize the belief that people shouldn't be allowed to vote on issues in which they have a personal stake as incredibly ignorant or incredibly stupid, but it's somewhere along that spectrum.
TRIPLE KITTY BONUS: The Corner now allows comments, so we get to read responses from its genius readers even dumber than the original post:
This suggestion sounds more than a little left-wing to me. What if the left suggested that the overwhelmingly conservative military not be able to vote on certain issues? I'm thinking you might have a problem with that. No, the answer it to outlaw public employee unions.
What's more hilarious: the accusation that it's "left-wing" to deny people their voting rights, when throughout history it's been the left who fought to extend the franchise to more people and the right who sought to limit it -- or the idea that a much better, more fair 'solution' to this non-problem would be to outlaw unions altogether? We'll have the answer after this commercial message.